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King Of Copyright [Pic+]

Hits: 4500 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Cajun247
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Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 2:12:52 PM
P.S. - that chick from the mating ritual was pretty hot Codey.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 1:35:04 PM
The king of copyright is the prince of plagiary. Ironic

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5260 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 8:46:05 AM
"...as soon as he was dead they claimed copyright on something he'd written?"
The rights holder will be named on the form and is not guaranteed to be the work composer. If it had to be, commissioned work would have an entirely different compensation process, possibly decreasing the value.

Example: In the show "Enterprise," the female Vulcan was supposed to be the same character from TOS who oversaw the mating ritual where Spock fought Kirk (you know the music...)
Anyway, if they had presented her as same character, the writer of the TOS episode, who created the character, would have to be compensated for each Enterprise episode she has screen time.
Producers said 'eff that' and changed her name:
T'Pau -> T'Pol.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 7:47:07 AM
Sleepyhallow: I'll stick with the 3 Stooges birthday song, anyways. It's become family tradition now.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2171 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 2:50:12 AM
Simply just type it in a txt format and post it on the web or anywhere. What are they going to do?

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2651 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 1:51:23 AM
"Obviously I am in the minority in thinking that if you create an original work you get to own it."


I'd say it depends on whether you created an original work with the intention of owning it or just delivering it to the public..... as it was in this case.

Seeing as MLK Jnr. didn't copyright this work he created, what work exactly did his relatives create when as soon as he was dead they claimed copyright on something he'd written?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 12:15:10 AM

Obviously I am in the minority in thinking that if you create an original work you get to own it.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14770 Posts
Friday, September 13, 2013 12:02:39 AM
We should tell his family, "You can have your copyrights, or you can have your holiday, but not both."

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1879 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:08:11 PM
@ CrakrJak ~ Copyright for "Happy Birthday" expired in 2009 but it took a lawsuit in July of 2013 to finally prove it.

It is now in the public domain. Feel free to use it commercially whenever you wish.

Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1879 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:03:29 PM
"Owners of copyright in America can claim royalties for 70 years after the death of its creator"

Unless you're Disney, then you can copyright something for an eternity.

Steamboat Willie [and by extension Micky Mouse] has had its copyright extended 5 times [the last time in 2003] and is almost solely responsible for the horrible mess that exists with copyright laws of today.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17293 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:51:30 PM
"Do you know you can't sing "Happy Birthday" in a broadcast without paying a fee?"

Yup, that's true and they want a hefty fee to sing it too. That's why I prefer singing the 3 Stooges birthday song, it's funnier anyways. Link

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 8:37:43 PM
What a scumbag

Roland
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 227 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:53:16 PM
I'm sure this is what he would have wanted.

MelCervini
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 1324 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 7:50:29 PM
CodeJockey because in the same breath, they quote MLK when they're demanding entitlements, they freely admit to voting for him because he's black, period.. NO other reason.. which is AGAINST what dr King tried to convey. THAT is what i meant.

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 851 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:54:46 PM
Well let me rephrase what I stated.

As the speech ended he handed the folded up copy to George Raveling, who had simply asked if he could have it. The only debate there seems to be is if it was a second copy and not what he actually read from. Seems most people agree it's the legitimate papers though.


Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:18:15 PM

@ RoboPatton - Lee Greenwood sang a song "God Bless The U.S.A." It inspired people and became the unofficial anthem of 2 wars. No one would say he doesn't deserve his copy write for his original work.

How is it different when MLK does it ? What about a poem by Maya Angelou?

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5260 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:45:00 PM
"The family does not even possess the original copy he used."
They had to use something to file. Aren't the pages in the LoC or Smithsonian?

djwajda
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 851 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:38:02 PM
The family does not even possess the original copy he used.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5260 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:37:43 PM
"if you're giving a speech in public directed at a public issue, then it should remain in the public domain."
Rights on the written/composed are separate from rights to the recording/broadcast. My understanding is post 1974/1978 but, my opinion is CBS should still have been able to retain rights to the recording at a min of 50%.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5260 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:32:07 PM
Mel, WHAT in the F*CKING SEVEN PITS OF TARTARUS are you even talking about?!! How did Obama's name even make it into that thought?!!

On this subject: Do you know you can't sing "Happy Birthday" in a broadcast without paying a fee?

On your subject tangent: The 2008 election really did come down to one relevant topic: The economy.
In August, the press asked: If the price of fuel climbs, [will you do anything about it]?
O: There are some mechanisms we have at our disposal to combat the price of fuel.
M: If you fight the price of fuel, you'll hurt taxes used to maintain the highways.

One of those two people understood the nature of the question.
The other was out of touch with reality.

The price of fuel affects the rest of the economy which had already stalled because people weren't driving cars that summer.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2651 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:10:19 PM
It does make his family seem very greedy, seeing as he never claimed copyright on it then it would appear they were following their own wishes, not his.

Personally I think if you're giving a speech in public directed at a public issue, then it should remain in the public domain.

Gerry, maybe they want to just protect it from things like comedic misuse, but the comedic use of it is probably the easiest way to get round the copyright anyway...parody does tend to be allowed under fair use clauses.

RoboPatton
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2429 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:10:17 PM
I'm sure that's JUST what MLK wanted...

@Gerry oh come on, a speech that is meant to enlighten a country (let alone the world) should be copy written and charged per printing?

Should the Lincoln family prevent "Four score and seven years ago..." from the public domain?

Imagine if "Ask not what your country can do for you" was only ever seen when payed for! We would hardly even see it, the impact, and social value of the speech would be nullified.

"The only thing we have to fear is..." please pay $5 to read the rest of this monumental, and historic sentence.

I mean, how much do they really effin make from the speech a year?

MelCervini
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 1324 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:50:45 PM
yeah... screw the fact that it was a public speech that has the ability to teach MILLIONS of people if they'd only listen (like the one about judging by character not color of skin(OBAMA voters)).. naww... its allllllllllllll about the money.

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1099 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:42:13 PM
yeah that's greed for you.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:38:11 PM

Why shouldn't they? It's his original work just as if he'd painted a picture or written a book. I'm sure they don't want it misused for comedic or derogatory purposes.

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