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TV Station Uses Copyright Law to Get Gaffe Removed

A San Francisco-area television station invoked the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to remove an embarrassing clip from the Internet. It’s getting a little harder to find clips of Oakland, California, Fox Affiliate KTVU-TV’s airing of incorrect names following the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport. That’s because the...
Saturday 6Sun 7

Here We Go Again

It has come to my attention that a certain website is directly copying two of my weekly memes, the Saturday Six and the Sunday Seven into a member forum, listing the questions word for word, and having its members play there instead of here.  Though there is one “sticky” post...
Tech & The Web

Far From Perfect

I spent a good deal of time today pondering how life might be different if we lived in a perfect world.  I don’t think we’d recognize much of anything that we’re so used to now. You may have noticed that three recent posts were suddenly pulled from this site.  There’s...
Life

Copying Santa

Mall Santas are doing big business. But some parents feel like they're getting the business over the photos being snapped of their little ones perched on the fat man's lap. An angry parent emailed Boing Boing when she found a Mall Santa photo stand that offered a "copyright release" for...
Writing

Blogging a Book

Have a story idea that screams to be made into a novel that you just don't want to write? If so, a new website called Glypho might be the place for you. I received an email from someone apparently associated with the site that explains what it offers. Have a...
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The New Czar

Last Friday, President Bush appointed the nation's first "Copyright Czar" to oversee America's efforts to combat intellectual property theft. The Secretary of Commerce's deputy chief of staff, Chris Israel, became the Coordinator of International Intellectual Property Enforcement, which Congress created last year to focus law enforcement agencies fighting copyright infringement....