I am of the firm belief that the copyright system in the US is broken, and in need of great reform. But I'm wondering if anyone has examples of copyright actually helping a small artist retain control of their work and/or get compensation from their work. [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Would having a comic with a similar name to a product that is tangentially related to the subject of the comic be legally problematic? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jan 26, 2010 -
I'm making a magazine (for a class), and one of the articles is about video game addictions. I wanted something that stood out for the title page, and I found this great little image.
I used parts of it (pieces of the image, as well as the exact color) to make the title page image. [more inside]
posted by ismaelsobek
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Copyright law questions; what is the minimum number of notes in a song/melody for it to by copyrighted? Is there anything stopping you from using a computer to generate all the possible combinations of melodies of that lenght and then using some ai (or people distributed over the internet), to filter out all the non-horrible and already existing ones, and then copyrighting the rest? Thereby owning almost all future music?
posted by Iax
on Feb 12, 2005 -
Downloading music you legally purchased (and consequently had stolen from you) -- dead wrong, somewhat wrong, acceptable, or totally okay? Not talking about iTunes here, download as in free.. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jmevius
on May 10, 2004 -
I'm looking for a quote by (I believe) a SCOTUS judge, who said that the purpose of copyright law is to protect the public domain first, and allow exploitation of creative works second.
I lost some of my notes on copyright, and extensive googling has turned up very little. I think Lessig might've referenced it in an interview/post somewhere on the net, but I'm having a hard time locating it. I turn to you, oh great Mefites.
posted by Jairus
on Feb 27, 2004 -