|Copyright Infringement and Me|
Copyright Infringement and Me
Nov. 3rd, 2010 @ 11:14 pm
|Date:||November 5th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)|| |
Ah, I see it no longer costs money (the price has been off and on the past 4 years), but if you read, you still have to manually register it to actually be protected in a court of law.
The court case would get laughed out of the room.
I'm not saying they aren't wrong for publishing the work, but it's not like they made money off of the work, they would've made the money without anything in that spot at all, and they didn't publish it under someone else's name...
It's like all the annoying artists on deviantART that constantly whine about their art being stolen, when most of the people whining don't protect their stuff and don't even sell their stuff, so their argument is back-less.
|Date:||November 5th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)|| |
"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).
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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