How Copyright Has Gone Copywrong

Yep, that’s right – I’m talking about copyright again. Specifically, I’m following up on my previous post, Copyright & Fan Creations. In that post, I talked about how all fan art is copyright infringement – whether you sell it or not is irrelevant; as soon as you draw it, it infringes on copyright. Now it’s… Continue reading How Copyright Has Gone Copywrong

Copyright & Fan Creations

Copyright law is complicated, but it’s something anyone who creates fan works should have a basic grasp of. This is my attempt at a layman’s guide.

Why SOPA Must Die

SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) Must Die – and here’s why.

Treating our Legal Code like Computer Code

Looking at some pending legislation through the eyes of a computer programmer… and finding it… wanting.

Applying Old Laws to New Technology

You’ve probably heard of the RIAA and the MPAA (the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America, respectively) before. They’ve been in the news a lot lately – suing old people who don’t have a computer for sharing mp3 files on the Internet and so forth. A recent Slashdot story… Continue reading Applying Old Laws to New Technology