the shrinking librarian

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Posts tagged copyright

Jul 3
cateringisalie:

acid-anarchism:

siphersaysstuff:

hardmiracle:

john cage’s 4’33” is fucking silence
someone put a copyright on the absence of sound
and then disabled the audio of a video
of the absence of sound
what a time to be alive


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA VERY CAPITALISM


#somehow this makes the art even artier#amazing#the statement of silence would be amplified#by silencing it further?

cateringisalie:

acid-anarchism:

siphersaysstuff:

hardmiracle:

john cage’s 4’33” is fucking silence

someone put a copyright on the absence of sound

and then disabled the audio of a video

of the absence of sound

what a time to be alive

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA VERY CAPITALISM

(via niyis)


Aug 16
“On the one hand, then, by conceding copyright society declares that it holds individual creativity in high respect—every member of society can dream of one day benefiting from copyright, of transforming genius into money—but by the same token it draws the author into a bourgeois mentality where writing is a job with an income; the writer now has an investment in stable markets and attentive policing.” Tim Parks, “Does Copyright Matter?” (NYRblog)

(via thelifeguardlibrarian)


Apr 29

Apr 6
“This isn’t about freeloaders and pirates. This is about some of the fundamental principles of education.” The Biggest ‘Pirates’ And ‘Freeloaders’ Of Them All? College Professors And Librarians | Techdirt (via arlpolicynotes)

(via libraryjournal)


Mar 27

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Mar 6
“So, were Google permitted to provide complete online access to all the world’s books, in their entirety, the gain in access might more than offset the loss in authors’ royalties.”

Judge Richard Posner, the most revered jurist of his generation*, would get laughed out of most rooms in Washington, D.C., for proposing this kind of radical reform of copyright. (via arlpolicynotes)

*Your LJ tumblrer is not an expert on revered jurists, but it’s worth noting that Posner is “the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.”

(via libraryjournal)

(via libraryjournal)


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