Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Solved At Last - Where All Those Missing Jobs Went


Deb Prothero said...

Did you take these photos? IF not, it might be nice to credit the photographer.

Anonymous said...

You just discovered that? What is it Westerners don't get? Western Company out-sourcing which has been going on for years and foreign direct investments has contributed greatly to the photos...and yes....I am with deb prothero...where is the credit to the photographer.

... see China as a huge challenge – the land of outsourced Canadian production. ... China is a land of opportunity for Canadian companies and Hong Kong is ...
open a manufacturing facility in China, which will ... serving multinational companies where they do business. ... Utilization of ASG's Western ...

All very interesting reads. Cheers, A. Morris

The Mound of Sound said...

These photos, and others I use are widely available through the internet, almost invariably without accreditation.

Now accreditation isn't the issue in any case. Copyright is the focus. You cannot relieve breach of copyright via accreditation and yet the internet demonstrates the frailty of copyright in the face of modern technology.

"Nec vie, nec clam, nec precario" appears to be the emerging reality.
It's an ancient legal doctrine that can be translated into 'not by force, nor stealth, nor licence'. It was particularly popular in old England where peasants created public footpaths across private property to town markets this way. The landowner was obliged to intervene or have the footpath enshrined as a public right of way through long usage. Many of the magnificent public footpaths still found crisscrossing the English countryside came about this way.

Now if someone holding copyright to any of the photos I post is offended, I will gladly and promptly remove the troublesome pic on notification. If it's just accreditation they're after, that too can be accommodated.

I doubt very much that this humble blog will offend any commercial photographers nor cause them any loss of livelihood.

And, yes, A. Morris, I, like the rest of us are well aware of the Asian outsourcing issue. It was just that I had revisited, for the first time in decades, Huxley's "Brave New World" and found the images of clone-like workers a bit eery.