Caution: Prolonged Exposure To Copyright Can Be Hazardous To Human Culture

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Caution: Copyright gear now available on Teespring »

It’s that time again: we’ve launched another new line of gear on Teespring — Caution: Copyright T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and stickers. I hope the design speaks for itself, though whether it will be as controversial as Copying Is Not Theft remains to be seen…

We’re also very happy to announce that shipping from Europe is now available for all Techdirt gear on Teespring! If you visit any of our campaigns with an IP address outside the US, you’ll be given the option to choose the EU fulfillment center instead. The product selection and pricing is slightly different, but our friends across the Atlantic should find the shipping much cheaper and faster. If you don’t get the option to choose your location, look for the link in the product description on Teespring, because there is sometimes a delay in getting the global campaigns properly linked. (Here’s a direct link to the EU version of this new T-shirt, for convenience’s sake.)

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The Wanderer (profile) says:

Re: Re:

Where do you see “Copyright 2017 Techdirt”?

The closest thing I see at a glance is the “Copyright by Leigh Beadon” in the left-hand column – but that’s not a declaration that the article is copyrighted, it’s an indication that the article is filed under the category of articles on the subject of “Copyright”.

I can’t find it just offhand, and I need to leave for work fairly soon so I can’t spare the time to dig deeper, but it’s been repeatedly pointed out in the past that the articles on this site are – as a general rule – either available under a highly permissive Creative Commons licence (CC0?), or outright disclaimed into the public domain.

That One Guy (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:3 More stretch than an industrial rubber-band

As arguments go that’s beyond ridiculous. Because anything created is under copyright whether you want it to be or not you should avoid creating anything if you don’t agree with the idiocy that is the law?

There’s a difference between copyright law, and things that happen to be covered by it(that being everything since the colossally stupid change to ‘copyright by default’). Creating something that happens to be covered by the law because the one creating it has no choice in the matter is hardly ‘subjecting’ people to copyright, and you’re seriously stretching to try and claim that it is.

The Wanderer (profile) says:

Re: Re: Re:5 More stretch than an industrial rubber-band

No, the shirt is not copyright; the design on the shirt is copyrighted, because current law does not permit any new creation to not be copyrighted.

It is impossible to avoid copyrighting what you create, except by not creating it – but it is not impossible to disclaim any of the rights which that copyright would grant you.

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