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):

Filed Under: acta, comics, copyright, james boyle

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    Nina Paley (profile), 29 Sep 2010 @ 11:38am

    Re: Re: "Balance" again...

    I didn't think it was possible to misread that comic, but apparently you did.

    The comic makes fun of "balance". There is no balance in copyright. Copyright works AGAINST the interests of artists and the public. Normally it's posited as something that "balances" artists with the public, as though they're on opposite sides. The comic implies that's a fallacy, and that the interests of "balanced copyright" (or any copyright) are neither artists' nor the public's.

    You really have chosen an odd target to rant against.

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