Subscribe: Comments on Grumpy Old Bookman: Copyright, copywrong, copywrong; copywrong, copyri...
http://grumpyoldbookman.blogspot.com/feeds/8938058405141004156/comments/default
Preview: Comments on Grumpy Old Bookman: Copyright, copywrong, copywrong; copywrong, copyri...

Comments on Grumpy Old Bookman: Copyright, copywrong, copywrong; copywrong, copyright, copyright





Updated: 2018-02-08T04:57:35.305+00:00

 



Maybe we should just attribute everything to Josep...

2007-05-29T05:06:00.000+01:00

Maybe we should just attribute everything to Joseph Campbell and "The Hero With A Thousand Faces."



ideally all languages would be copyrighted to Disn...

2007-05-28T19:23:00.000+01:00

ideally all languages would be copyrighted to Disney or perhaps ESSO or Shell, and so any use of English or Dutch or Chinese, or any future language, would land you in prison unless you pay a modest fee - say, 50 pence per word, to those who own the language.

We've already polluted water so badly that we need to pay to drink; soon it'll be that way with air, no one daring to breathe what's naturally there anymore than i'd drink from the Thames - and soon enough language will be metered: we'll all go about with word-meters on our mouths, feeding it coins so we can use Disney/ESSO's property. That seems fair and reasonable to me.



And then let's talk to the music recording industr...

2007-05-28T17:02:00.000+01:00

And then let's talk to the music recording industry and the RIAA . . . who by the way are already losing the battle, because the internet distribution of music has already let the cat out of the bag, and there's no way to get it back in . . .

I will be citing Lessig in future conversations re: copyright. Thanks for the links.

P.S. I far prefer Helprin's short stories, for example, in the collection "A Dove of the East."



I very much like your suggestion. Lessig does an ...

2007-05-28T13:46:00.000+01:00

I very much like your suggestion. Lessig does an excellent job of shooting Helprin's absurd logic out of the sky. Copyright law is already absurd and impossible to even decipher--three cheers for Creative Commons as one voice of sanity in it all.



Helprin's 1983 novel Winter's Tale is actually str...

2007-05-27T18:42:00.000+01:00

Helprin's 1983 novel Winter's Tale is actually strangely beautiful and quite memorable. Sic transit gloria mundi.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDoThis mig...

2007-05-27T17:20:00.000+01:00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo

This might bring a smile to your face!