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Filed under 'copyright'

May 5, 2010

Copyrighting Porn

“Pornography is, in large part, a utilitarian product, and for most consumers, the purpose for which it is employed is served just as well by a five-minute porn-tube clip.”

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May 28, 2009

Hitler tries a DMCA takedown

Brad Templeton makes a point about Fair Use of the Downfall clip… as subtitles on the Downfall clip. The first Downfall parody I’ve laughed at in a while.

September 25, 2007

Macworld: On ringtones and copyrights

Good summary of what Apple would be up against even if they *wanted* to let you turn your MP3s into ringtones for free.

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September 19, 2007

Technophobia or payola?

“The person responsible for administering Copyright law in the US doesn’t own a computer.” This explains a *lot*.

March 20, 2007

BBC NEWS | Judge rules against cheap CD site

A British online music store is being banned from purchasing cheap (legal) CDs in Hong Kong and selling them to British people cheaper than the “official” British release. How in the name of sodding fucksticks is this “copyright infringement”?!

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December 9, 2006

Lessig Blog: Ok, so I’m wrong

BPI publishes advertisement pushing for copyright terms extension. Features 4,000 “signatures” from musicians. Some of which are pushing up the daisies and whose petition-signing skills should be held in awe.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.