October 6, 2007

Awkward Romance -- The news has been filled with the case of Jammie Thomas—the woman fined $220,000 for illegal file sharing. I have mixed feelings about this case; I don't condone piracy, but I also feel that current copyright law (and its enforcement) is too broad and restrictive.

So I chose to respond with a little willful copyright violation of my own in the form of this Disney collage. Enjoy.

(My concerns with copyright are not unique. Check out these essays to learn more: Protecting Mickey Mouse at Art's Expense, Plunderphonics, Changing Copyright, Fair Use, and the book Free Culture.)

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