To my amazement I saw a news article today that said that the law has just been changed to allow anyone who wants to use copyright material they have "found" on the Internet and have failed to identify the copyright holder, to just go ahead and use the it without consent!
Admittedly they have to pay a licence fee to a company who will pass that on to you should you ever come forward, but isn't it a bit outrageous that your copyrighted material can be used just because you don't state your full name and address everywhere you posted it? What gives a legitimate company the right to steal your photos or posts or music for profit in some stupid advertising campaign (or whatever)?
BBC News - Photographers' anger at law change over 'orphan works'
Anyway (rant over!), I just though I'd ask whether people think this is a good idea or a bad one? If it's been made law, surely most people should think it's good... or are greedy and corrupt politicians once again cheating us out of democracy...? One law for individuals, whilst companies can pirate till their hard drives are full...?