Category Archives: Copyright

Copyright reform protest petition: Release Happy Birthday to You from Copyright!

I just started a petition on the White House Petitions site, We the People. Will you sign it? http://wh.gov/wYqr Here’s my reasoning: We all sing “Happy Birthday to You” constantly. Our television shows and movies religiously avoid using the song, … Continue reading

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All written words aren’t covered by copyright

Authored words are covered by copyright. Correspondence is not covered by copyright. In fact, if you have letters from an old flame, you own all that correspondence, not the person who originally sent it. I left the following comment on … Continue reading

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Gallery of DRM-Related Antipixel Buttons and Badges

Which should I use? nootropic: Gallery of DRM-Related Antipixel Buttons and Badges. So many choices. I think maybe the anti-broadcast flag one.

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Grokster and the financial future of America

This is smart and offers a good history of the situation we find ourselves in: In October of 1998 the Digital Millenium Copyright Act was passed. The DMCA was basically a law that set a very un-nerving precedent. That the government … Continue reading

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CC Mixter

Check out CC Mixter: This is a community music sharing site featuring songs licensed under Creative Commons, where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. To get this project started, we’ve dedicated … Continue reading

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