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Re: aaaaarg lawsuit digest

Nettime - 12 January, 2016 - 20:41
Just to add that Sean and Marcell are being sued - not by a company, but by an individual, - not by an author, but by a translator, and - not by someone classically "creative", but by a person whose work mostly consists in exploiting the differential between French and Canadian copyright law by publishing new English translations of French books that are still under copyright in France, but just out of copyright in Canada, in the hope that they sell in the U.S., preferrably before TTP puts him out of business ... since it confirms once again what I think is the single most important (if not the only) lesson I've learned running textz.com, Pirate Cinema or 0xDB: You're probably worrying too much about the big corporations that actually own IP, and almost certainly not enough about the small authors that hallucinate IP. Once more: http://textz.com/txt/Franz_Kafka_-_Intellectual_Property.txt Love, S.

aaaaarg lawsuit digest (x3: mod squad, dockray,dockray [via lovink])

Nettime - 12 January, 2016 - 07:17
(1) nettime's mod squad: statement on the aaaaarg lawsuit (2) Sean Dockray: statement from gofundme.com (3) Geert Lovink: aaaaarg in danger (w/ SD's statement on Facebook) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (1) nettime's mod squad: statement on the aaaaarg lawsuit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dear nettimers -- As the 'world's most world list,' as someone in Austin once put it, nettime has seen more than its share of crowd-funding appeals. It's a delicate problem, because many of those efforts were deserving; but we wanted to make sure the list didn't devolve into a generic channel for appeals. But the lawsuit against Aaaaarg's Sean Dockray and Marcell Mars is a serious exception. This conflict cuts directly to many of the basic issues that have animated nettime for the last twenty years. Lots of 'shadow libraries' have come and gone, but only a few have been as durable or subtle as Aaaaarg. In the process, i
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