by Mike Masnick

Filed Under:
acta, comics, copyright, james boyle

Upcoming Comic Book By Law Professors Compares ACTA To 1984

from the have-fun-with-it dept

Thanks to James Boyle, I have a lovely paper copy of Bound by Law on my office bookshelf. It's a comic book/graphic novel put together by three law professors to explain the public domain and the importance of fair use. I knew they'd been working on a new graphic novel as well, and SF Gate recently revealed some details about the new comic, to be called Theft: A History of Music, and revealing a nice graphic image to give you an idea of what it's about, including a comparison between 1984 and ACTA (click through to see a much larger version):

Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread

  1. icon
    R. Miles (profile), 29 Sep 2010 @ 3:38am


    Here's a group talking about fair use and the first damn thing they do is throw out restrictive copyrights under "creative commons".

    Well, that certainly was a waste of my 3 minutes.

    Why are people under the impression creative commons is applicable under law?

    Stop trying to confuse people. CC does not replace copyright and the artist CAN NOT circumvent federal law.

    You can say people can create derivative works all you want, but this still doesn't mean people can do it.

    FIX the problem or don't bother trying.

    First step to fixing the problem: artists don't have "rights" to distribute. That's OUR role provided we value what you create. I get we don't get to earn money from it, but this "IT'S MINE!" attitude blows worse than the law.


    Why bother trying. Nothing's going to change.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Use markdown for basic formatting. HTML is no longer supported.
  Save me a cookie
Follow Techdirt
Techdirt Gear
Show Now: Takedown
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.