Funny Copyright Law Story

Funny Copyright Law Story

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SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6311
Infringement Nation (excerpt)

To illustrate the unwitting infringement that has become quotidian for the average American, take an ordinary day in the life of a hypothetical law professor named John. For the purposes of this Gedankenexperiment, we assume the worst case scenario of full enforcement of rights by copyright holders and an uncharitable, though perfectly plausible, reading of existing case law and the fair use doctrine. Fair use is, after all, notoriously fickle and the defense offers little ex ante refuge to users of copyrighted works.

In the morning, John checks his email, and, in so doing, begins to tally up the liability. Following common practice, he has set his mail browser to automatically reproduce the text to which he is responding in any email he drafts. Each unauthorized reproduction of someone else
 
 
2008 Jan 11 at 18:11 PST — Ed. 2008 Jan 11 at 18:23 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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That's pretty funny. Much law is fucked up, but I just say thank God for Scots Law and its precedent based system. Which probably has all these problems!

One thing though... what kind of professr has a 'Captain Caveman' tattoo?
 
 
2008 Jan 12 at 05:06 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6311
A hippie professor.

That's probably why he has no respect for the law!
 
 
2008 Jan 12 at 13:02 PST
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

Find the Hole II Participation Medal
2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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Coincidentally, a google image serch for this brought up "captain caveman, attorney at law"

and ironically, by posting this image it sounds like I'm breaking that copyright nonsense. Anyone tap us the amount that I'd get sued for?
 
 
2008 Jan 12 at 17:40 PST
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

Frontline Heroism Medal
2005 Mar 21 • 1531
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Yeah, the whole copyright system is all fucked up. Personally, I'm all for free software and copyleft and all that, and frankly, if they abolished copyright, then that would just be better for everyone. This article proves my point.
If you jump high enough you'll hurt your ankles when you land.
 
 
2008 Jan 14 at 07:27 PST
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