Tag Archives: fair use doctrine

Zounds! (or, a comic book on copyright)

6 Jan

Via Dear Author, and coming to any computer near you from Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain, comes this amazing, wonderful resource to educate yourself on the wonders of copyright and fair use: Bound by Law? Tales from the Public Domain

Bound by Law cover

As is fitting, this beauty has been released under a Creative Commons License–yay!

You can read more about this beauty over at Open Culture. And of course, you can get a copy of your very own from Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain.

Go, learn something!

Fall off the face of the earth, you old hag!

1 Oct

I admit to being old–particularly when compared to the eternal youth of a recent college graduate embarking on a first job–but I confess that even my usual lack of vanity winced a bit at the “hag” moniker.

Then again, if old inevitably means ugly, and if not giving in to temper tantrums makes me mean, then I guess that hag would apply.

What I’m going on about?

Ah, little grasshoppers, gather around and listen to a story.

(Be Ye Warned, all those who do continue reading: it’s longish, and quite likely not very interesting, as pettiness rarely is)

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