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jjohn (22)

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Monday January 03, 2005
12:13 PM

copyright me tender

[ #22546 ]
From the U.S. Copyright Office FAQ:

«How do I protect my sighting of Elvis?

Copyright law does not protect sightings. However, copyright law will protect your photo (or other depiction) of your sighting of Elvis. Just send it to us with a Form VA application and the $30 filing fee. No one can lawfully use your photo of your sighting, although someone else may file his own photo of his sighting. Copyright law protects the original photograph, not the subject of the photograph.»

Rats! I have a whole list of Open Source Celebrity sightings I wanted to copyright and now I can't! Damn the law!

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  • what about the scent or oily, unctuous trail left in the wake of said OS 'celebs' under the premise of an early warning protocol or detection kit? :)