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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1764386087

    Read the description...

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    Also makes a great gift item to friends and family.

    Surprise honey! A collection of CD's about the brutal death of 3,000 people! Isn't it what you've always wanted?

    Sick, sick, sick..
    No partner is worth your tears -
    the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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    I can actually see people buying that stuff. Why I don't know, you can just tape it off CNN.

    This raises a question though. Would you rather watch continuous coverage of 9/11 memorial & rememberances wednesday OR U.S. bombing Iraq?

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    • #3
      I don't think it is any different than the WW2, Korean War or the Vietnam War footage that one is able to purchase.

      It was a terrible thing that happened, but it happened. I don't think that it should be swept under the carpet because of its disturbing nature.

      Just my opinion...

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      • #4
        I don't mind if the photographer who actually took the photos would publish their collections in a tasteful manner but all this person did was steal the copyrighted images others took, stole memorial images and so forth and is now profiting off the efforts of others. And the way they wrote the description just irked me.
        No partner is worth your tears -
        the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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        • #5
          That's one of the things that has made our country strong. The ability for private citizens, or companies to see an opportunity to make money and to take it. If we don't like it, we don't have to buy it.

          Of course, that's another thing that has made us strong, the ability to not like something and say it, without fearing censorship.

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          • #6
            I'd rather watch a James Bond marathon, to be honest.

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            • #7
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              Also makes a great gift item to friends and family.
              ick.

              The reason I buy video tapes/dvd's (usually movies) is to be able to watch the film(s) over and over for my enjoyment.

              While 9/11 will never be forgotten (like Gettysburg), it is not something I wish to keep around for my viewing pleasure.

              I've already seen it, and the images have been seared into my memory.

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              • #8
                So, MikeTX, you advocate theft? Stealing a copyrighted image is akin to theft and these rippers have been prosecuted for such.

                Non-designers/photographers may not see how serious copyright infringement is but coming from someone who works in the field, it means a lot.

                You're a mechanic or something right? That's like me going into your store and stealing all your parts and then reselling them at my shop.

                And it isn't so much the copyright theft on this one.. the description about a gift for your friends or family is just not in good taste at all. That's like giving pictures of the victims in Nazi concentration camps as a gift to someone.
                No partner is worth your tears -
                the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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                • #9
                  I didn't see the part where they stole anything. I thought images in public could be taken and done with as you like.

                  If you want to call it theft, go ahead. And it's nothing like coming in my shop and stealing, that's breaking and entering.

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                  • #10
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                    didn't see the part where they stole anything. I thought images in public could be taken and done with as you like.

                    Nope, not true at all unless you are using them for educational purposes or for "fair use" intentions. Just because they are in public such as published in a newspaper or magazine doesn't mean they are free for the taking. Copyright laws still protect the creator.

                    Many people think like this and that's why people in my field are so concerned about it. They profit off of our hard work.

                    Here's a good site on copyright law and explains what is and isn't allowed.

                    http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html
                    No partner is worth your tears -
                    the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

                    <a href="http://www.renderosity.com/gallery.ez?Form.SortOrder=UserName&Start=1&Artist= Raychel&ByArtist=Yes" target="_blank">My Photo Gallery</a>

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