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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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BS
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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BS on your BS good sir.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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Copyright is no longer free? You’re an idiot. Did you even read anything at the copyright.gov website?

http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-general.html#mywork
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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And clearly you didn't read your info. TO actually sue someone regarding a copyright it MUST be registered. Otherwise it's a poor mans copyright which does not hold in a court of law.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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Let’s feed the trolls! Directly from the FAQ at copyright.gov:

"Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device."

As soon as her original article was published on the Gode Cookery website, it received copyright protection. Plain and simple.

If she wants to bring a lawsuit, you are correct that she must register the copyright first. However, registration can happen at any time, before or after infringement. The only fact she must prove is she is the original author. And if she registers within five years of publication, the registration becomes prima facie evidence in court which will most certainly hold up in a court of law.

Perhaps you should actually read the Copyright Act. Simply making information available on the web does not mean that authors give up any of their rights.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 5th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)

Re: looool

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"The court case would get laughed out of the room."

Care to quote relevant case law, state statute, or United States Code to back up that claim?


"...all the annoying artists on deviantART that constantly whine about their art being stolen..."

Clearly, you are clueless and have no respect for other people's intellectual property. Let me make a guess about you: Male, single, under 30, has not paid for a single piece of software on your computer, and has never created any original works of authorship in your life (otherwise you would have a clue about what Copyright is actually for).
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From:master_simon
Date:November 5th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)

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Unfortunately for the thieves in question, several of the other sources they stole from are protected by the full breadth of copyright law, as they include Sunset publications (mirrored onto the web but also published in book form with full Library of Congress registration), National Public Radio, WebMD, Weight Watchers, and Disney. Companies that do make sure to register their copyrights and who can afford to keep Ms. Griggs in courtrooms for years.

The small amount of courtesy that Ms. Gaudio asked for could have saved Ms. Griggs her life savings, because those entities are going to be able to play some serious hardball, and those court cases are worth up to $150,000 per copyright violation. Karma just grew fangs.
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From:thespian
Date:November 5th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)

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People need to stop whining about copyrights when they know NOTHING of how they work.

oh, the tasty, tasty irony.
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