Tag Archives: copyright

Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

How are News Corp. and the Fox Group doing post corporate split? Better than expected.  Bigger is increasingly not necessarily better. Is there more than one standard of beauty out there? Increasingly, it looks like the answer is “Yes.”  British … Continue reading

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TV/movie piracy & Hollywood. Who’s to blame? And is it all bad?

A post in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Are improper movie downloads Hollywood’s own fault? Kinda looks like it.  When you give people easy, reasonably priced ways to download movies, they prefer them over “pirated” downloads. And as … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Copyright Law Update We Need?

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding copyright law as of late that charges that it is hopelessly biased toward the rights of large, corporate media (i.e. Disney and the like). Under current copyright law, it is apparently legal for … Continue reading

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Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 – Meet Girl Talk’s Gregg Gillis Link Ch. 7 – Girl … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13 – Copyright’s Barbara Ringer Remembered

Barbara Ringer, who went to work for the Copyright Office in the Library of Congress in 1949 right after she graduated from law school, had as much influence on American copyright law as anyone in the twentieth century. Read the … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

I’ve been so busy putting up links to go with the upcoming 4th edition to Mass Communication: Living in a Media World that I haven’t had time to question anything lately.  So here we go: Does Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander pay … Continue reading

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Cool Things From My Tumblr

I have a Tumblr blog where I post things that amuse me.  Here’s a few recent posts that deal with the media world: The crowd sourced version of Star Wars Taken from a huge number of fan-produced films, recreating the … Continue reading

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Ch. 10 Link – Hitler Finds Out About SOPA Take Down of his Lady GaGa Page

To learn more about how the SOPA and PIPA bills before the US House and Senate would shut down the Web as we know it to protect Big Media, follow these links: Electronic Freedom Foundation’s one-page guide to SOPA EFF … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 7 – Girl Walk: Girl Talk’s All Day: The Movie

For those of you who are fans of mashup artist Girl Talk, there is a now a fascinating dance film out that is essentially a 71-minute long video for Girl Talk’s latest album All Day. There’s a preview below, but … Continue reading

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Copyright, Creative Commons & the Public Domain

When I logged onto Twitter this morning, it seemed like everywhere I looked there was news about implications of copyright law and copyright alternatives: RIAA says there’s no value in the public domain Fascinating post from Tech Dirt about how … Continue reading

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