Celebrate Fair Use Week With A New T-Shirt From Techdirt

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Copymouse, by Techdirt

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It's Fair Use Week — time to celebrate the all-important safety valve on copyright law and oppose those who want to see it clogged up or removed entirely! Of course, for us that's pretty much every week, but this still seemed like a good time to launch our newest t-shirt design: Copymouse (also available as a v-neck, hoodie, women's tee, mug or sticker). As most of our readers know, Mickey Mouse has a real talent for evading the public domain (even if he has to drag the rest of our culture down with him) and this t-shirt lets you remind everyone of that fact — and the fact that we likely haven't seen the last of that fight.

Also, while all our gear artwork is available on request, for Fair Use Week we figured it was a good idea to make a vector SVG version of the artwork available from the get-go.

(P.S. don't forget to check out the Techdirt store on Teespring for our logo gear (in two styles) and our still-available I Invented Email gear.)


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Feb 2017 @ 11:43am

    2084

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:16pm

    You have the years wrong.

    The Cubs won the World Series in 1908 and then in 2016.

    You are welcome.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3. icon
    TechDescartes (profile), 22 Feb 2017 @ 1:03pm

    Tech De (Shopping) Cart

    An "Email" mug, a "Copymouse" t-shirt, a donation, and an Insider membership. Oh, and I turned off my ad blocker (for this site). I think that covers all the bases.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  4. icon
    Leigh Beadon (profile), 22 Feb 2017 @ 1:07pm

    Re: Tech De (Shopping) Cart

    Much appreciated! Also don't forget being an excellent participant in the comments - a huge contribution in its own right :)

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5. identicon
    Pixelation, 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:42pm

    Go Cubbies!

    This year is the only time I have spent money on a commemorative DVD. I can die a happy man.

    I supported TD against the attack buy the "creator of email" as well.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  6. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 23 Feb 2017 @ 10:52am

    Wear at Disney World

    Soooo... you think that I'd be "requested" to change my shirt if I were to wear it to the Kingdom?

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  7. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Apr 2017 @ 12:41pm

    The Copright Office

    Hello there. Anonymous Coward here.

    "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing FOR LIMITED TIMES to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." - U.S. Constitution [emphasis mine]

    Return copyright "work" coverage BACK to it's original 8-year coverage (and 1 optional renewal of same time-length) before "work" becomes public domain.

    It's also pasted-time to demand that the Copyright Office allow access to all the required, deposited copyright material that they have of each copyright-item granted (regardless of studios getting their deposits back) for our right to freely copy and freely publish. Or to have the studios required to make them accessible to a 3rd-party overseer to do same.

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  8. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Apr 2017 @ 1:10pm

    RE: The Copyright Office

    Hello there. Anonymous Coward again.

    With a "term" correction of 14 years (not 8 years) for the previous post. References follow (http://copyright.gov/history/dates.pdf):

    (1) May 31, 1790. The first copyright law of the
    United States, entitled "An Act for the encour-
    agement of learning, by securing the copies of
    maps, charts, and books to the authors and propri-
    etors of such copies, during the times therein men-
    tioned," was enacted ( 1 Stat. 124, chap. 15) . The
    rights were granted only to citizens or residents
    of the United States. The period of protection
    was 14 years; renewal for a second term of 14
    years could be made by the author if he was living
    at the end of the first term.

    (2) February 3, 1831. The first comprehensive re-
    vision of the copyright law (4 Stat. 436, chap.
    16) expanded the subject matter of copyright tc
    include musical compositions. The term "histori-
    cal print" was enlarged to "any print or en-
    graving." The requirement of newspaper notice
    of copyright was deleted except in respect to re-
    newals. The first term of protection was extended
    to 28 years, but the renewal period remained 14
    years. The renewal privilege was granted not only
    to the author, but also to his widow or children
    if he himself was no longer living at the end of
    the original term.

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