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September 25, 2004
Quoth the Nazgul, "Nevermore"
Via Blogbook, a marvelous Groklaw piece I managed to miss, taking aim at SCO, Disney, and other abusive copyright holders/claimants:
The Nazgul, a Derivative Work of the Intellectual Property of Edgar Allan Poe:
If Edgar Allen Poe was alive and thought like SCO, you couldn't write this without the risk of being sued by the venerable Mr. Poe, because he might say, like SCO, if he shared their concept, that we had 'stolen' his plot line. Just think of how much creativity the world would lose if such ideas about copyright were to be adopted. Without a doubt the world would be the poorer for it. Happily, The Raven is in the public domain, which means we can be as creative as we like with Mr. Poe's original work, with delightful results.
For more on the delightful results of remixing culture, check out the new flash piece
introducing the Creative Commons sampling license, as well as the shiny new membership page
where you can help support the project by becoming a "Commoner."
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