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Re: (TV) (long OT) Re: bootleg
Ebay's help on copyright issues:
Click on "C" then click on "copyright".
Interestingly, California now has a "Right of Publicity Law" that
may prevent someone from using the image of a celebrity even if they
own the copyright. In other words, Andy Warhol might be out of luck
were he living and working in California today!
Never mind free speech. What's important today is "right of publicity".
What would Thomas Jefferson have thought about that?
Intellectual property laws were supposed to protect creative people
(inventors, authors, composers, etc.), not the kind of "personalities"
that occupy Hollywood Squares and their media company masters.
Ben Franklin even opposed the patent law, and never patented any of
his inventions (but prospered all the same because he was industrious
and thrifty--certainly not traits we value today).
Pretty soon, you won't be able to even mention a celebrity in a book
without paying tribute money. Not so far from the Thought Police...
Boy, that money that the media companies spent on Bill Clinton was
(Rant follows:) Welcome, everybody, to the United Corporations of America--
We the Corporation of the United Corporations of America,
in order to form a more perfect Profit, establish Earnings,
insure cheap Labor, provide for the common cover-up and
freedom from product liability, promote coporate Welfare,
and secure the blessing of unregulated opportunism on ourselves
and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for
the United Corporations of America...
We believe these Truths to be self-evident: that all Corporations
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with
certain inalienable rights, among these are the rights to
perpetual existance, to form trusts, to exploit labor, to evade
product liability, to fix prices, to collude with foreign powers,
and generally to operate contrary to the public interest...
Not so very far from the truth.
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> >So they are bootlegging your art work as well? That sucks.
> >If it's any consolation, it looks like whoever did this did
> >a pretty good job on the layout.
> well, I suppose technically I can't complain 'cos I couldn't put my hand
> on my heart and say that I never 'borrowed' source material for a
> graphic from somewhere on the internet. However I never made any money
> out of using someone else's work. I have a number of sites up at the
> moment and we all kind of accept that once it's out there someone
> (anyone) will grab it if it suits them. You can't, in the end, do
> anything to stop it, only make it more difficult/annoying for the
> But I never bought a TV 'live' recording; never sold one either. On the
> other hand, I have the feeling that Mr Verlaine wouldn't appreciate the
> difference between giving live recordings of his music to people and
> selling them.
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