When Something is Copyright-Infected

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And you can quote me: "I heard for the first time today - honest-to-gawd - the term "copyright infected". This was, of course, in the context of whether people should be allowed to download files that are unpermitted duplicates of works which are, you know, copyright protected.. er.. infected... er..something."

Posted in Observations, Rants, June 15th, 2008


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I heard for the first time today the term – I kid you not – “copyright infected”.

That’s right.

Apparently now copyrighting and attempting to copyright-protect something you have created is so anathematic to some that they have perverted the term to “copyright infected”.

Because, you know, everything should be free and available for the taking, no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears you poured into it.

This was, of course, in the context of whether people should be allowed to download files that are unpermitted duplicates of works which are, you know, copyright protected.. er.. infected… er..something.

Now, the people who think that they are oh-so-clever and cute in coining this perverse term may not like my taking issue with it.

Too bad.

Because fortunately this blog has a First Amendment infection.

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