New Gear By Techdirt: OK, Landlord

from the well-deserved-eyeroll dept

Get your OK, Landlord gear
from our store on Threadless »

Yesterday, we wrote about law professor Brian Frye's deployment of the phrase "ok, landlord" and its success in riling up copyright holders who, usually, are insistent that copyrighted content should be treated just like property. We liked the idea so much that we figured it ought to be on a t-shirt — and so now it is, among other things!

OK, Landlord t-shirts, hoodies, buttons, notebooks, and many other pieces of gear are now available on Threadless, where you can also find our Copying Is Not Theft gear. All profits support Techdirt, and irritate copyright maximalists!

Hide this

Thank you for reading this Techdirt post. With so many things competing for everyone’s attention these days, we really appreciate you giving us your time. We work hard every day to put quality content out there for our community.

Techdirt is one of the few remaining truly independent media outlets. We do not have a giant corporation behind us, and we rely heavily on our community to support us, in an age when advertisers are increasingly uninterested in sponsoring small, independent sites — especially a site like ours that is unwilling to pull punches in its reporting and analysis.

While other websites have resorted to paywalls, registration requirements, and increasingly annoying/intrusive advertising, we have always kept Techdirt open and available to anyone. But in order to continue doing so, we need your support. We offer a variety of ways for our readers to support us, from direct donations to special subscriptions and cool merchandise — and every little bit helps. Thank you.

–The Techdirt Team

Filed Under: copyright, intellectual property, ok landlord, property


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  • identicon
    Christenson, 29 Apr 2020 @ 2:06pm

    Seems a bit *too* inside

    That is, OK Landlord, by itself, really doesn't imply (C) or Patented or TM or any other form of IP. Stick a (C) on there! lol

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

    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 29 Apr 2020 @ 3:10pm

      Re: Seems a bit *too* inside

      Use the (C) as the emoji with eyeroll added

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

      • identicon
        Anonymous Coward, 29 Apr 2020 @ 4:55pm

        Re: Re: Seems a bit *too* inside

        Yeah, a rotated emoji with "C" as the mouth would be much better. As is, this is just gonna make your actual landlord think you're mocking them or planning a rent strike.

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

        • icon
          Mike Masnick (profile), 29 Apr 2020 @ 5:36pm

          Re: Re: Re: Seems a bit *too* inside

          We tried a variety of designs that included the circle c. None of them "worked" very well -- certainly not as good as the final design (in our opinion, of course). But you are, of course, free to come up with your own.

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

          • identicon
            Anonymous Coward, 30 Apr 2020 @ 10:36am

            Re: Re: Re: Re: Seems a bit *too* inside

            I'm just chiming in. Since context is important, the context needs to be on the shirt somewhere.
            Most widespread discussion of rent and landlords right now is based on Covid related rent strikes or holidays. I would hate for a reference to an extremely insightful Techdirt article to get lost in that particular shuffle.

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


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Make this the First Word or Last Word. No thanks. (get credits or sign in to see balance)    
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Close

Add A Reply

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Make this the First Word or Last Word. No thanks. (get credits or sign in to see balance)    
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Special Affiliate Offer

Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Recent Stories

This site, like most other sites on the web, uses cookies. For more information, see our privacy policy. Got it
Close

Email This

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