A little talk I gave about Seder-Masochism-in-progress and Civil Disobedience at Brooklyn Law School’s “Legal Hackathon” several weeks ago.
Continue reading Intellectual Disobedience
Are you a law student? Want to work on a project with me and QuestionCopyright.org? We need a legal intern to research the history of copyright suits in the quilting world. How common are copyright suits among quilters? How many cases settle? What sort of decisions emerge from those that go to court? How …
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I was neither prepared nor in a particularly good mood when I did this “webinar” for Agora I/O. It was eerie having a “conversation” in which I could neither see nor hear the other participants. It was just me and my own voice, with questions and comments occasionally popping up in text on another …
Continue reading I am awesome
Thanks everyone for your comments on Driving Without a License. Crosbie Fitch’s last comment inspired me to make this notice:
Continue reading ♡License to Love
Since posting about Creative Commons’ branding confusion, several French patriots have suggested I switch to the Art Libre License. I am resisting because I can’t work up enthusiasm for any license today.
The idea that every user could and should understand the complexities of copyright licensing appears increasingly delusional to me. The only people who …
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I’m reposting this because misinformation continues to spread all over the interwebs. Maybe I’ll post it every month.
Dear Journalists Dear Journalists, bloggers, commenters, etc.,
Some of you are writing that I was forced to choose the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license because the film is violating copyright. That is completely untrue, but has become …
Continue reading Correction, again
My goodness, no one seems to know what grand juries are! I sure didn’t, until this week. Because they’re called “juries,” people think they’re trial juries. Not at all! Here’s a good article explaining how grand juries work by activist Craig Rosebraugh.
Continue reading “if no one is informed, no one will object.”
“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
“Most thinkers…hold that you own your own life, and it follows that you must own the products of that life, and that those products can be traded in free exchange with …
Continue reading “Intellectual Property” is Slavery
Here’s a rather feisty and spirited interview I did with Art Brodsky of Public Knowledge, a “D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens’ rights in the emerging digital culture.” It’s very low-res and gritty Skype video, but the message comes through loud and clear.
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Some of you are writing that I was forced to choose the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license because the film is violating copyright. That is completely untrue, but has become the dominant motif of stories I read about the project. The confusion is understandable, so I attempt to sort it out below.
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Amazon erased purchased e-books from consumers’ Kindles. Wait’ll you find out what books. This is an inevitable consequence of Digital Restrictions Mongering.
Meanwhile, US courts banned a book using ©ensorship law!
Now’s as good a time as any to plug QuestionCopyright.org’s ©ensorship T-shirts. They’re actually quite inexpensive, and wearing them does a huge public service as …
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A succinct description of my copyright issues from an Estonian blog: “showing the ass and the bureaucratic world is in places.”
Continue reading Gained in Translation