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    (Copyright) Piracy On The Seventy Seas

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    Customer: “I’d like three copies of this photo, please.”

    Me: “I’m very sorry, sir, but this we can’t copy this. It’s a professionally taken photo.”

    Customer: “What?! It was taken on a cruise ship 3 years ago!”

    Me: “I apologize, sir, but we’re not allowed to copy professional photos without the photographer’s consent.”

    Customer: “It was taken on a cruise ship 5 years ago! What does the law have to do with anything!”

    Me: “Sir, the government could fine us fifteen-thousand dollars for going against the copyright on those photos. The law gives the photographer legal ownership of those photos for seventy years.”

    Customer: “Well, it’s been seven!”

    Me: “I said seventy.”

    Customer: “Well, seventy then!”