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Shoplifting Via Cameras

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Camera phones in bookstores. Yesterday, at an Indigo bookstore in downtown Toronto, I saw security eject someone for snapping a few low res images of pages of a magazine. This is not the first time I've seen people discretely imaging pages in a bookstore. Given the cramped conditions of most bookstores, overtaxed staff, policing this "revenue flu" is problematic. As the technology disseminates, the problem will grow. Why buy a whole interior design book, when you can snap a few shots of the pages you are using for inspiration? Legal, no! But from what perspective? Copyright? Retail theft? Both?

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