Mon, 30 Jun 2003 16:39:42 GMT

Digital “Shoplifting”?.

Young Japanese women might spot a new hairstyle or a new dress in a glossy fashion magazine and want to know what their friends think,so they take a quick snap with their mobile phone camera and send everybody a picture.But the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association says the practice is “information theft” and it wants it stopped.
Japan's 'digital shoplifting' plague

[Smart Mobs]
taking pictures of pictures used to be fair use, unless those pictures are used to replace the original, which in this case, i don't think it does.