Sponsor a Shirt or other Sita Merch:
“Where’s the ‘Lexi’ shirt?” “I want kids’ sizes!” “I want a shirt with the male ‘Shadow Puppet #1′!” “Can we have other colors please?”
Our shirts are silk screen printed, yielding much higher quality products than “on-demand” shirts. But that quality comes at a cost. Unlike on-demand shirts, we …
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THE STORE IS LIVE AND OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Finally you can buy DVDs and T-Shirts. Hooray!
Re: Shirt Designs: We are taking pre-orders until Wednesday June 10, after which shirts go immediately into production. Shirts ordered before June 10 will ship June 17. To make sure the design you want comes …
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They need $7,000 to scan, prep, and upload my entire comics oeuvre, including Nina’s Adventures and Fluff. Under a Creative Commons Share Alike license, of course, so everyone can see, share, use, and build on them.
The Library is looking for…
$7,000 for Digital Content Creation to digitize a collection of the original comic strip …
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Content is an unlimited resource. People can now make perfect copies of digital content for free. That’s why they expect content to be free — because it is in fact free. That is GOOD.
Think of “content” — culture — as water. Where water flows, life flourishes.
Containers — objects like books, DVDs, hard drives, apparel, action figures, and prints — are not free. They …
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NYT article about corporate zombies here.
Oh, and also here! (thanks Tom Quinn!)
Larger poster image here (please copy).
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Lloyd Kaufman, Chairman of the IFTA, delivers a speech on media consolidation and the dangers it poses to independent art.
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Chris Carlson of Diamond Time sends this news:
“we are all approved across the boards with the exception of Memory
Lane Music, who only have a small piece of the song, Mean to Me.”
It will take many months to actually get the contracts from them, and I still need to raise about $45,000 to pay for …
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above: at a different glamorous, star-studded award thing
I’ve been nominated for a Spirit Award, and I’m auctioning off a DREAM* DATE allowing the lucky winner to attend the glamorous**, star-studded*** Spirit Awards with me. Bidding closes Jan-29-09 19:42:45 PST.
Date: February 21, 2009
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Location: Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles
Age, race, caste, gender, …
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Sita Sings the Blues is going to be broadcast on New York PBS station WNET Channel 13 on They haven’t chosen the exact date yet, but it will be sometime in March Saturday March 7 at 10:45pm on the series Reel13.
PBS enjoys a special privilege among broadcasters: they can legally broadcast music without …
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Want to donate to the Sita Distribution Project and help get Sita Sings the Blues out of “copyright jail”? Questioncopyright.org is the project’s new Fiscal Sponsor. Donate through them and get a 100% tax writeoff! And the project will get 100% of your donation (minus only what Google Checkout skims).
A word about credits in …
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It’s time to copyleft ALL of my old Nina’s Adventures comics! But the thought of digging through all those old drawings, re-scanning them, cleaning them up in Photoshop and uploading them to archive.org, is more than I can bear. That’s why I’m looking for (a) smart, trustworthy, dedicated volunteer(s) in New York to do …
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That Roger Ebert article has brought a lot of attention to Sita’s plight, and you are responding awesomely, as always. Audience, I trust you. So it’s time for me to share with you my distribution plan for Sita:
First I must decriminalize it to the tune of about $50,000. That’s down from the $220,000 …
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As we know from the US Constitution, copyright is permitted
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts
This was supposed to be for limited Times, but Big Media corporations like Disney have managed to extend copyright terms continually. How are their efforts promoting the Progress of Science and useful Arts?
That’s right, the way for …
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I’m finally ready to start my next project. It will be about freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and current threats to those traditions, especially our corrupted copyright system. As with Sita before it, “I’ve got a song in my heart and it’s gotta get out.” Also as with Sita before it, I have …
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Read more at QuestionCopyright.org. Or continue reading here after the fold – the author, Karl Fogel, actually wants people to read his essay – imagine that! – and therefore grants permission for all to copy it.
The Promise of a Post-Copyright World
by Karl Fogel
There is one group of people not shocked by the record industry’s …
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