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  • Apr Fri, 2014 @ 12:26pm

    But without copyright there'd be no incentive for suicide notes!

  • Apr Fri, 2012 @ 05:34am

    I can haz trademark?

    Trademark ALL the things!

    Seems a little late. Memes are by their very nature short lived (Chuck Norris aside). But that's what happens when you feed your lawyers after midnight.

  • Dec Tue, 2011 @ 01:18pm


    I'm with Gwiz on this. 10 years + as a graphic artist and I've never heard of them either. We constantly have to play copyright/trademark police. Every other day somebody comes in with official NFL or corporate merchandise wanting us to reproduce it. They always leave mad that we won't accommodate them. Whenever someone brings in a design that looks too good the first thing I do is a Google image search. I often wonder how many times we "infringe" with fonts alone. It's getting to the point where if you want to kill your competitors locally all you would have to do is send in someone to order something that infringes and if they don't catch it, you run and tell on them.

  • Jul Fri, 2011 @ 10:54am


    I think it'd be a little more like this :P


  • Sep Thu, 2009 @ 11:12am

    I wonder...

    Has anyone ever made a killcebo? One that does harm? "hey Honey, have a vitamin... Remember that time you cheated on me?" Then you give em the "antidote" and as soon as they start to recover, tell em it was MORE killcebo.

  • Feb Fri, 2009 @ 01:30pm

    Blinded by greed

    Has anyone even given thought to what the text-to-speech means to the sight impaired? There are many people who can see only a little that are legally blind. Does the Authors Guild really want to get into a legal fight with a disabled person who now has a way of getting access to all that content. I seem to remember Target getting slapped with a lawsuit recently for not making their website accessible to the blind. All kindle really has to do is label this feature Handicap Accessible and the Authors Guild will have to shut up.