Copyright

by Leigh Beadon


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

from the new-gear-from-techdirt dept

Caution: Copyright by Techdirt on Teespring

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.)

Check out the Techdirt Gear store for Caution: Copyright and more »

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    Ninja (profile), 24 Mar 2017 @ 12:03pm

    *slow clap*

    Awesome. Just awesome.

    And I'm envious of Europe now. Where's the South America cheap shipping?

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      Leigh Beadon (profile), 24 Mar 2017 @ 12:08pm

      Re:

      The new EU option might still be cheaper than from the US fulfillment center, not sure... Be sure to check the prices on both!

      If Teespring adds a South American plant, we'll add that option too :)

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2017 @ 12:27pm

    Are your unfortunate parents paying your legal bills for your boneheaded decision to lead an absurd existence?

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2017 @ 3:53pm

    By using the © symbol on those unlicensed Tshirts, you are infringing on the intellectual property of this organization. But all is not lost, because if you act now, for the low, low price of just $4000, you can settle and make all those nasty, evil lawyers go away.

    www.centralonline.tv

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      That One Guy (profile), 24 Mar 2017 @ 5:16pm

      The eternal question...

      Gotta love how parasites are so nuts with the lawsuits and threats they've made that I can't actually tell if this is real, a poe, or just random spam.

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    Advocate (profile), 24 Mar 2017 @ 4:47pm

    Eliminate copyright!

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    Anonymous Coward, 24 Mar 2017 @ 10:20pm

    Make sure you don't watch copyright movies or visit copyright websites as you might get exposed.

    Copyright 2017 Techdirt. Irony lives!

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      The Wanderer (profile), 25 Mar 2017 @ 4:47am

      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.

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        My_Name_Here, 25 Mar 2017 @ 1:27pm

        Re: Re:

        I think the coward is pointing out that the work (design) is automatically copyright, by law.

        So when you wear the shirt, like it or not, you are in fact exposing yourself to more copyright. Even adn a CC0 license, it's still a copyright work licensed.

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        Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2017 @ 5:22pm

        Re: Re:

        The very nature of the law means that the design of the shirt is copyright like it or nOR. A CC license is a license under the rules of copyright.

        Unavoidable the work is copyright the irony is delicious.

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          Leigh Beadon (profile), 25 Mar 2017 @ 5:28pm

          Re: Re: Re:

          Automatic copyright is one of the reasons we criticize copyright. It's one of the many key things I had in mind when designing this shirt. So uh, the fact that we are subject to it is not the brilliant gotcha you seem to think it is. I think you may need to look up "irony" again...

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            Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2017 @ 7:05pm

            Re: Re: Re: Re:

            But in creating the shirt you are not protecting them from it but instead subjecting them to more.

            If you want to protect them then just don't do it.

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              Stephen T. Stone (profile), 25 Mar 2017 @ 8:01pm

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              “If you want to make a point about copyright, never express yourself.”

              Ah, the logic of copyright defenders.

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              That One Guy (profile), 25 Mar 2017 @ 8:04pm

              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.

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                Anonymous Coward, 25 Mar 2017 @ 10:13pm

                Re: More stretch than an industrial rubber-band

                The shirt thay says avoid copyright is itself copyright.

                It's a simple concept.

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                  The Wanderer (profile), 26 Mar 2017 @ 2:48am

                  Re: Re: 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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              Leigh Beadon (profile), 25 Mar 2017 @ 10:39pm

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              It's genius! Or the stupidest attempt at trolling I've ever heard. Definitely one or the other.

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                Anonymous Coward, 26 Mar 2017 @ 1:18am

                Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

                Sums up your stuff nicely!

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              Thad, 27 Mar 2017 @ 12:33pm

              Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

              You make an excellent point. People should only be able to complain about things they don't participate in.

              For example, if you have ever paid a tax on anything, and then you complain about the tax code, you're a hypocrite. Somehow.

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    fairuse (profile), 1 Apr 2017 @ 2:04pm

    Copyright made me buy it

    Yeah. In my confusion over making a statement or letting a statement be made for me I tossed a handful of stickers in my cart. $, it's always about $. /nopun
    wife got a cool home cooking kills restaurants out of my insanity.

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