The UK gives you a brand-new way to infringe copyright with pictures

Harry Marks on his website Curious Rat:

From Amateur Photographer:

<p>Photographers who compose a picture in a similar way to an existing image risk copyright infringement, lawyers have warned following the first court ruling of its kind. UK souvenir maker Temple Island Collection Ltd has won a ruling against New English Teas which it had accused of breaching copyright by using a photo of a London bus on its packaging.</p>

Stupid and terrifying.

This opens up a whole new dimension of ways for businesses to hamper each other, for crooks and copyright trolls to make money and a world of pain for the courts.

Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney