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Public Domain Day 2015

“What is the ‘public domain’? The public domain is the realm of material — ideas, images, sounds, discoveries, facts, texts — that is unprotected by intellectual property rights and free for all to use or build upon. It includes our … Continue reading

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Bound by Law

“A documentary is being filmed. A cell phone rings, playing the “Rocky” theme song. The filmmaker is told she must pay $10,000 to clear the rights to the song. Can this be true?” The Center for the Study of the … Continue reading

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Minor Disaster

This site had a minor disaster yesterday. The plugin that manages the downloads lost them all, and I had to manually rebuild them. Coincidentally, the server hosting Green Comet had some problems of its own, giving me intermittent, slow access. … Continue reading

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No Derivatives

Green Comet blog uses a lot more photographs than it used to. As I have increased my use of photographs, I have improved my handling of them, both technically and legalistically. Some of the early photos were acquired haphazardly, and … Continue reading

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Share This Book

Chris Sakkas writes a blog called Living Libre. In it he talks about the many ways that creative content can be shared openly. This includes free/open software, which I have used in the creation of Green Comet the novel, and … Continue reading

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Copyright Education

In California, USA, they’re letting the copyright industry draft educational policy. An article on Wired and another on opensource.com will give you all the details, so I’ll just do a summary here. Copyright education is how the industry looks at … Continue reading

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Sita Sings the Blues

While I was writing Green Comet, I happened upon Sita Sings the Blues, an animated movie created by Nina Paley. I enjoyed Sita very much. The animation work and the storytelling are excellent. It’s based on the Indian legend about … Continue reading

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