How pathetic is this for greed? If it goes through, think of all the limitations for historic sites worldwide…geez, the Egyptians didn’t even BUILD the pyramids…and have no clue who did or how.
When I was there, I never saw more lazy people walking around scratching their balls and drinking hot cafe. The hotels and buildings, many built by German, French, British and Americans were falling apart and they couldn’t seem to do the simplest maintenance.
I rented one of the sailboats on the Nile river down in Luxor for the 5 hour trip that took us out several miles and then we sailed back. The captain of the boat was educated in England so spoke perfect english. He wore a big diaper thing and nothing else like so many of them do.
We talked a lot and I laid back on pillows while dragging my hand off the edge of the low slung boat. He told me a few years ago, before the dam, crocodiles would have bitten my hand off but now they get chopped up in the machinery if they try to pass through.
I had noticed that just about everyone man who wore the long dress galibeyah had an annoying habit of scratching their balls and ‘tugging’. So I asked this 24 year old captain why they do this, are they infected or what?
Quite candidly he told me that Egyptian culture was quite different from Americans. He said an American gets up first thing, he is off and running, thinking about what all he wants to accomplish that day.
But when an Egyptian wakes up, he yawns, stretches, scratches his balls and continues to do this all day. I’m sure it was a joke but still, he was trying to say there was no ambition or motivation which might be from lack of opportunities, who knows?
Whatever they think they might have been in the past, devolution has certainly changed that. The same applies to many ‘lost’ cultures and always makes me ask, what happened to them if they were so great?
Anyway, this copyrighting images of historic, even ancient sites is the stupidest thing I’ve seen in awhile and I don’t think such a claim would stand up in court since its been in the public domain for so many centuries.
“We all know the usual pro-copyright arguments. Most of them hinge on the fact that the individual or company that has a copyright needs an incentive to make something that is copyrightable, and therefore ensure a revenue stream in a period after the copyright has been granted. In a never-surpassed move, Egypt is working on legislation to extend copyright well above 3000 years — they are going to start claiming royalties for using likenesses of the Sphynx and the Pyramids. It is still unclear whether the original intent of the Pyramids included ‘making sure them bastards pay for a plastic copy in 3000 years’ alongside ‘securing a pathway to the heavens for the God King.’ Speaking as a Greenlandic national, I want dibs on ice cubes.” – Source