Zinger quote from full-time artist (and QCO reader) Gwenn Seemel:
I'm fascinated by how artists say that their adherence to copyright is about money (even when they aren't making a living with their work) but that when you dig a little deeper it comes out that it's about fear. It's about the fear that someone will do what you're doing but do it better than you ever did.Read more »
The Center for Copyright Information (CCI) is part of the group's controversial "graduated response" effort: a partnership between Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, the MPAA, RIAA, and others that will enforce copyright claims against customers by serving them with warnings and escalating penalties.Read more »
A federal judge is siding with DC Comics in its copyright suit against the maker of replica Batmobile “modification kits” for automobilesRead more »
SOPA and PIPA have been shelved but the government’s plan to censor the public is an ongoing threat. Enter the "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" aka ACTA, an international trade agreement whose supposed sole purpose is to forge ahead with tackling counterfeited goods and -- suprise, surprise -- copyright infringement.Read more »
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Congress can remove works from the public domain and re-copyright them in order to bring the the pieces into compliance with international copyright schemes.Read more »
New allegations coming out that the supporters of SOPA in fact are culpible of promoting the copyright infringment of their own materials over several years.Read more »
Headline says it all! Expect more as copyright crackdown pits everyone against everyone else.Read more »
Imagine surfing the internet without being able to watch videos on YouTube, share with your friends on FaceBook, look at pictures of your best friend's new baby on Flickr or read news headlines from reddit. Luckily this is not reality, though it could be if the Congress passes H.R. 3261 the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
Essentially, SOPA would claim the federal government “owns” the internet and will have the ability shut-down any website that commits a copyright infringement, whether willfully or not.Read more »
Clear arguments on Copyright, "Salvos Against Big Brother". It's ironic, but Eric Flint - a very successful published author - is a Trotskyite (socialist), but his views on copyright are very libertarian. He skewers the monopolists better than anyone else.Read more »
Tarrin P. Lupo's book "Pirates of Savannah" has beat the odds and become the #1 Historical Fiction on Amazon based on reviews. This is practically unheard of in the publishing world for a self-published author, especially one selling books without copyright protection.Read more »
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