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Geert Jan Bex
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The EU is a bizarre institution: a proposal to guarantee Freedom of Panorama in all member states has been turned on its head. If the modified proposal becomes law, a photographer has to ensure he has the right to include public buildings or artwork displayed in public places  in his pictures, if they can be used for commercial purposes.
Sharing photos on social media poses a problem since some services (e.g., Facebook) reserve the right to use content for commercial purposes.
If you oppose this proposal, there is a petition on change.org you can sigen:
https://www.change.org/p/european-parliament-save-the-freedom-of-photography-savefop-europarl-en
More information provided by the member of EU parliament who drafted the original proposal can be found on her webstie:
https://juliareda.eu/2015/06/fop-under-threat/
On 9 July 2015, the European Parliament might destroy photography. The Freedom of taking photos in public places is under attack. Until now, in most countries in Europe you were safe to take and publish photographs that are taken from public ground – This is called Freedom of Panorama. When you were on vacation, you could take a photo from the London Eye and share it with your friends on Facebook*. If someone wanted to pay you for using this p...
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This seems to be an interesting camera bag for situations where you're carrying a backpack, and it is inconvenient to store camera gear in it.  Has anyone tried it?
Available in Black only; Made from ultradurable DUPONT SUPPLEX Nylon the fabric is 100% waterproof. Made to protect your valuable camera gear from the elements. This Chestvest has extended pockets that will protect your camera gear from water, sand, snow, and sleet. Regardless of how estreme the ...
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For #caturday  
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If you haven’t heard of Vivian Maier, you're hardly alone. It's something of a miracle that anyone has, even though she stands among the best street photographers of the 20th century.
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hi Geert 
i saw ur link,what it meaned?any thing happened to that photo grapher?pls explain to me geert?

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for +Stone Saturday curated by +Jen Baptist and +Antoine Berger as well as for the #breakfastclub  curated by +Gemma Costa 
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t's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.  Also for the #breakfastclub  curated by +Gemma Costa 
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I love this plant. I have made lots of pastel drawings and later on photos of these small but lovely flowers.
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Sir Terry Pratchett Succumbs To "the Embuggerance," Aged 66
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Terry Pratchett has been one of my favorite authors for a long time. His first book I read was Pyramids, which I stumbled upon in the public library. Probably it was a translation. I was hooked, and on each trip to England I tried to find one of his new books that wasn't available yet in Belgium.

I've spent many hours reading and indeed rereading his novels. Making fun of the phantasy genre, or casting his very particular spell on Shakespeare, but always holding up a mirror to present day society, he wrote books you would find something new in every time.

"Science of the Discworld" is of course in a category by itself.

Pratchett will live on in his work, and in the mind of his readers. 
New submitter sp1nl0ck writes Sir Terry Pratchett, the creator of Discworld, has died aged 66, following a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Sir Terry announced that he was suffering from The Embuggerance in an open letter to fans over seven years ago, and recently had to cancel a planned appea...
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Should You Buy a Cheap Camera Lens or an Expensive One? | Gadget Lab | WIRED
http://www.wired.com/2014/06/hi-lo-dslr-lenses/
The whole reason you bought a DSLR camera was to take better pictures. So how much better are the photos shot with a $1,700 lens, versus one that costs $350?
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for #portraittuesday  curated by +Laura Balc and +Tana Teel as well as for the #breakfastclub  curated by +Gemma Costa 
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for #portraittuesday  curated by +Tana Teel and +Laura Balc  as well as for the #breakfastclub  curated by +Gemma Costa 
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HPC Analist/Consultant
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  • Hasselt University/University of Leuven
    HPC Analist/Consultant, 2009 - present
  • Hasselt University
    Researcher, 2003 - 2009
  • Aktor-KT
    Knowledge engineer, 2000 - 2003
  • Limburgs Universitair Centrum
    Researcher, 1989 - 2000
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Passionate about science, photography, and a skeptic beyond recovery
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A few things I like to spend time on:
  • reading, some of my favorite authors: Oriana Fallaci, Amos Oz, Terry Pratchett, Alexander McCall-Smith
  • listening to music, some of my favorite composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, Jan Dismas Zelenka, John Rutter, Dirk Brossé
  • photography
  • hiking
  • traveling
  • debunking nonsense as a member of SKEPP

My favorite answer: 42


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  • Hasselt University
    PhD. Computer science, 2003 - 2008
  • Limburgs Universitair Centrum
    PhD. Physics, 1990 - 1996
  • Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen
    Master Physics, 1987 - 1989
  • Limburgs Universitair Centrum
    Bachelor Physics, 1985 - 1987
  • Koninklijk Atheneum I, Hasselt
    1983 - 1985
  • Koninklijk Atheneum III, Hasselt
    1979 - 1983
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Hasselt University CAD, DOC Agoralaan, bldg. D B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Office: D250a
University of Leuven ICTS - Faciliteiten voor Onderzoek Willem de Croylaan 52b - bus 5582 B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium Office: 02.22