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Copyright responsibility

26 July 2015 - 11:13 AM

Someone I know has just posted a link on FB for a print shop that I think is based in the UK. It appears they are selling prints and have a search engine on the site to look for suitable pictures. A sample search of "Nudibranch" brings up quite a few known photos including a few by David Doubilet as well as others.

They seem to think that they have somehow devolved themselves from any copyright breaches due to some half arsed statement on their site. I've attached a screenshot of this statement.

So as the law stands are they taking the piss or have they found some loophole around current UK copyright law enabling them to make money from others work?

BTW the site is called wallpart.com


07 June 2015 - 01:53 AM

I've just recently returned from the UWMP 3 event held at Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao. Had a fantastic time with some great people hunting for all the critters Anilao has to offer.


I'd spent a fair bit of time checking tunicates during the trip, looking for the little green shrimps that inhabit some of them. Luckily on my final dive of the trip I found one. I knew I had one chance at the shot as these buggers tend to disappear with any disturbance. I set the strobes to the side pointing inwards to try and get a glow inside the tunicate and luckily it came out half decent.


The shrimp did indeed disappear never to be seen again. Quite happy that this was my final shot of the whole trip.


Nauticam Safety Lock buttons..........stuck

03 June 2015 - 12:54 AM

Not sure if anyone else has had this issue. The red safety lock buttons are becoming increasingly difficult to press in when I am opening my housing. Its a NAD7100 housing and I'm getting worried that my camera will one day become trapped inside.


So just wondering what might be a good solution to ease the buttons up a bit. Would soaking the entire housing in salt away be a good idea? Or is there some sort of lubricant that might help free up the buttons movement. As always any advice is greatly appreciated.

Nauticam Carbon Fibre Float arms

14 April 2015 - 11:27 PM

I wondered if anyone might be able to help. I have a set of the Nauticam Carbon fibre float arms and one of them appears to have taken on water. I can hear it sloshing around inside and obviously this is affecting the buoyancy of my rig.


I had a look at if there was a way to open it to check the seals but the screws and each end appear to be in pretty firmly and I didn't want to go to town on it in case I snapped something.


So has anyone else had this issue, and if so how did you resolve it.