Archive for the 'copyright' Category

A Little Public Domain Happiness

When browsing Wikipedia, I discovered that fellow Blue Hill Mainer Noel “Paul” Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) gave the copyright to one of his songs to the Public Domain Foundation. Pretty cool.

Wikipedia Link

copyright &Media politics Ross Bell 29 Apr 2008 No Comments

The Man who wrote 200,000 books!

Hey Guys, This is a really cool article from NYT. Phillip M. Parker uses a team of computers to compile public information from the net. He then frames all the pertinent stuff into books for consumers. This seems to be one of the more important changes to the way that we link to together information and is certainly a function of the “wealth of networks.”

“Comparing himself to a distant disciple of Henry Ford, he said he was ‘deconstructing the process of getting books into people’s hands; every single step we could think of, we automated’.”

copyright &Internets &Media politics &Politics Ernest Russell 14 Apr 2008 1 Comment

Copyright Ruling

A Federal court in Boston just ruled that it is not a violation of copyright law to make available copyrighted works.


copyright &Politics Ross Bell 07 Apr 2008 No Comments

Don’t Copy That Floppy!

Hi guys,

I don’t know how many of you have seen this video already, but I figured I’d post it since it offers a perspective on ownership, copyright, and videogames…from 1992. Yes, it shows. Painfully so.

Don’t Copy That Floppy was part of a campaign by the Software Publisher’s Association to discourage people from copying games, and it features the rap stylings of M.E. Hart as “MC Double Def DP” (the DP is for “disk protector”). It’s kind of interesting to be reminded that these issues have been around for quite a while and not just since the widespread adoption of the internet.


copyright &Taste of the Internet &video games &Videos Derek Long 17 Mar 2008 1 Comment

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