Archive for: copyright

Voices from the Archive: Kurt Busiek on Copyright Extension and Comics

What rights should creators have when copyright is extended?

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Not the Spokesman You Are Looking For

David Lowery and the inefficacy of moral shaming.

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Do You Have a Right to Piracy?

It’s the wrong question.

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Rorschach, Superstar

Remix all you want, but don’t cross a picket line.

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Sublime Capital, Kirby, Lee, the Worth and the Worthy

Even if hypothetically Lee originated characters, I would argue that where there is no previous model then the artist creates the image and reifies a concept. If there is no model to work from, then one must create the original figure, which henceforth will become that model.

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Sunday Funnies

To wrap up the roundtable, some Nina Paley cartoons. The full run of Fluff and a selection of more Nina’s Adventures, along with other cartoons, interviews, and miscellaneous materials related to Sita Sings the Blues, are available at the Internet Archive. Click through the thumbnails below to read. “Art vs. Commerce” from Nina’s Adventures “Sheep […]

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Put ’em together and what have you got?

Noah kindly asked me to list some of the mash-ups we like to listen to over at Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k) and Newswire as part of the copyright roundtable. This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive history, nor an exhaustive list, nor anything more than some of the form’s developmental high-water marks cribbed from Wikipedia’s Bastard […]

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