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Category Archives: Copyright

Guest Post: The Strange Life of the Collected Works of Marx & Engels

Pirates, today we have a guest post from friend of the LibrarianShipwreck Ryan Moore. Ryan is assistant professor of sociology at CUNY-Queensborough Community College. He is the author of Sells … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

More Copyright Ridiculousness

We’ve had a few posts about the atrocious & unequal state of copyright in the US already.  This one will likely, if you’ll pardon the saying, take the cake.  A … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Capitalism vs. the Internet – A review of Digital Disconnect by Robert McChesney

For many people the Internet seems to hold nothing but promise. This envisioned promise varies from one bunch to the next, yet across groups there seems to exist a certain … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 18 Comments

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, or, Copyright Shitfuckery

Last week I ran into Lopi LaRoe, a dear comrade, on May Day.  Lopi is a fabulous artist here in New York and has done a lot of beautiful work … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

CISPA, SOPA, and the Next Acronym

An electronic cheer spread across the Internet yesterday afternoon after Jacob Koebler (writing for US News) posted a story with the unambiguous title: “ACLU: CISPA Is Dead (For Now).” It … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

Will Copyright Reform be SOPA in disguise?

What does one do in honor of World Intellectual Property Day? For most people the response is to say “wait, it’s World Intellectual Property Day?” shrug, and then go back … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Used Book Store in the Cloud (probably isn’t heaven)

Do you “own” any of the albums, books, or movies that you have downloaded? You hit the “buy” button, didn’t you? Your bank statement provides you with evidence that you … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Copyright: a Hot Mess

A few weeks ago I was talking with a dear comrade about copyright.  He wanted my professional opinion on the website History is a Weapon, and their posting of the … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

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