Imagine: a small troop of disgruntled authors sues Disney for plagiarism in every Disney title under the sun in various jurisdictions, gets an army of ruthless Disney lawyers to wage scorched-earth litigation to defend plagiarism, ahem, the #PublicDomain.
When Disney is sued for #copyright infringement, it seems the public is always better off: if Disney loses, it's less money for the racketeers; but if Disney wins, it's by…
When Disney is sued for #copyright infringement, it seems the public is always better off: if Disney loses, it's less money for the racketeers; but if Disney wins, it's by expanding #PublicDomain (plagiarism is fine if it's by Disney).
Bettmann "trekked across Europe, taking photographs with his Leica of book illustrations and other literary materials in libraries and museums".
Like Disney, Getty looted the #PublicDomain and then lobbied for laws to prevent others from doing the same.
Victory for the public. Just as the #Georgia statutes are in the #publicdomain, so are the annotations to them in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA). So says #SCOTUS this morning. Kudos to @firstname.lastname@example.org. H/t to @KyleKCourtney@twitter.com.
These oral arguments on #copyright are a fascinating dance, I got addicted too. Better than a thriller or a spy story. <insert team sport analogy>
Perhaps obsessive, but every night I've been replaying oral arguments in the case of Georgia versus Public dot Resource dot Org uh Inc. https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2019/18-1150 I'm increasingly hopefu…
«But if publishing building safety standards online is an act of roguery, it is time for the courts to take a hard look at what #copyright is for.» 👏
#Elsevier goes to court, research libraries on the opposite side.
SIIA asks the USA Supreme Court to restrict the #PublicDomain on government edicts. SIIA has RELX in its board and defends the "incentive to profit" of LexisNexis.
My "#PublicDomain collections of vintage scientific papers" on @Gizmodo@twitter.com by @email@example.com via @firstname.lastname@example.org.
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