Wal-Mart ever not let you print your own pictures?

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  1. kundalini

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    One of two possibilities passed you by. First, you either had a bad lawyer or didn't have on at all or lastly you used yourself to defend the infraction. Needless to say that regardless of the decisions you made, it was bad. However, that will not prevent you from obtaining an identification card to purchase cigarettes, alcohol, porn or whatever if you are of age. The relevence is that you apparently sat on your bum for a year without thinking how to fix the situation.

    I thought you blokes at least had a sense of humour. I was not speaking literally of the possible fines that may be encumbered, but more to the point of company/corporate policy. The right to refusal of service is the propritary nature of the business owner(s) governed by their particular by-laws. If a particular business selling candles has a mandate by the owners not to sell to blondes, then it is their right to not to do so. If the local, state or federal government passes a law that redheads cannot purchase candles, then the business owner has an obligation not to sell candles to redheads, but they can also have the right to dictate, under their corporate laws, that people with green hair are to be excluded.

    The point being that if you are requesting service from a company, they have a right to ask for proof of authenticity and legality. I don't consider my example to be totally irrelevant. I will totaly agree with you on the fact that the American legal system is screwed up, but that is irrelevant to my point. Why hassle with the hassel? If they want proof that you took they picture, then give it up. Otherwise, deal with another lab.


     
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    Eh? Paying a lawyer to get out of speeding tickets? Speeding tickets that you are definitely guilty of? Who gets a lawyer and pays him ridiculous money to loop-hole their way out of a couple of guilty speeding tickets when they are working a minimum wage after school job?
     
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    I had a similar problem once, because of a watermark && was told if i left a buisness card & copy of my license or DBA on file "we wouldnt have that problem any more."
     
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    Oh I know that, and I have the right of free speech to voice my opinion that the company is full of idiots and if I lived in America I would go well out of my way NOT to use them. I was just indicating that there is no legal president (as far as I know) for their policy, and it was likely simply created by a bunch of well meaning overpaid tards trying to justify their paychecks without thinking at all about the implications of their policy.

    It is not bound by law, not bound by ethics, well meaning yes, but utterly useless, unlike the proof of identity in a bar which IS bound by law and does make a whole lot of sense..
     
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    ummm yeah its the basic copyright law weve had here in the us since 1978

    its law. look up copyrignt reproduction laws. they have to do it to protect themselves from being sued.
     
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    No, I haven't, but at least they tried to apologize by providing the prints free. The problem however is that the store policy does not seem to be produced by anyone with experience in photography and is interpreted by underpaid clerks.

    As you well know, a number of enthusiasts can take photos that look professional and a number of new parents want to take photos of children in their first couple of years.

    Why would anyone in the above situation wanted to be constantly harassed for copyright infringement or possible child pornography? That kind of arrogant stupidity from box stores is aggravating in the extreme and it is NOT universal.

    Shop around for a photolab and ask questions. Do NOT stand for or tolerate this kind of arrogance from labs. Walk out! It is always possible to find better customer service elsewhere and I have done so in all areas.

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    Okay, I re-read your sad story. It didn't help. There has to be more to the story for you to loose your liscense for a 10-mile-over-the-limit offense. Oh....wait a minute. I get it now. You received the infraction and then decided that the law doesn't apply to you, so you kept driving on a suspended liscense. Then you got tagged for another infraction. Now it starts to make sense. You have no regard to the traffic laws that are enforced in your state. So, because you didn't use good judgement with the first infraction and not getting it sorted, you decided you were above the law and kept driving illegally. Then that decision only compounded itself at a later date by you geting caught for driving without a valid liscense. Hmmm... I really can't figure out what you are bitching about. Pay the piper, as they say.

    That has nothing to do with obtaining an identification card during the time of your liscense suspension where you could have purchased cigarettes, alcohol or porn. Your prediciment is exactly why lawyers are obtained. Pay the price financially because you f*#ked up, but you aren't a bad lad. I've had too many driving tickets not to realize that it's a way for the state to generate revenue. But sitting at home wondering why you can't buy cigarettes is ..............

    I am sorry for your dilema, but I offer no sympathy.
     
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    am i the only one who likes this ?

    If you are a paid shooter , you just fill out the form once and its on file.

    If you are a hobbyist, then you can still fill out the form, it takes 2 minutes.

    this protects us who shoot and print with online services and real labs from the people who try to circumvent us and cheat by taking our proofs to walmart and trying to reproduce them.

    isn't that a good thing ?
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    I had this same problem at Walgreens...
     
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    no offense to anyone, but if your actually printing proofs for clients @ walgreens/sams/walmart you need to rethink what you are doing.

    even on the frontier printer you cannot guarantee you will get the same colors each time. ink levels change all the time, guys in a pro lab will test before they do a batch to make sure your 200 prints will all be the same hue.
     
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    Amen brother. Can I get a witness...I said, can I get a witness??
     

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