Archive for: Cuckoo for Copyright

Cuckoo for Copyright Comment Roundup

To finish up our roundtable on copyright I thought I’d highlight some of the more interesting comments. First, Nina Paley very kindly stopped by. Her comments start here. In one of the most pointed she said: My focus is not on changing the laws – that is extremely unlikely. Copyright will become increasingly draconian, because […]

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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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Copyright for Middle Brow Snobs (Or, Worst. Mashup. Ever.)

I figure somewhere out there there’s a vital fanbase that wants to hear Beyonce incompetently combined with Australian female doom metal.

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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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Steal This Blog

I’ve noticed more than a little talk about copyright essentially being created for and serving only the Publisher, and not the Creator. But what if that’s the same person?

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Copyright’s Dubious History

I’m an attorney with an interest in copyright law. When Noah asked me to participate in this roundtable, I decided to do some research on the history of copyright. I have no background in history. Why do we have copyright? I figure Wikipedia is probably a decent barometer of common thought. The Wikipedia article on […]

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Interview with Nina Paley, Part 2

This is part of a roundtable on copyright and free culture issues. You can read the whole Cuckoo for Copyright roundtable here. ================================= Previously, Part 1. So that’s a pretty good segue into talking about Sita. You’d talked about how traumatic it was to realize that the film was illegal. Can you tell me a […]

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