Learning about copyright is fun!

“What do we do?  Get a lawyer?”

“I’ve got a better idea… have you two ever heard of Captain Copyright?”

(Click the banner to go to the home page–there’s a separate section for teachers, including activites for students from grades 1 to 8.  And there are colouring book pages, too!  This is way more fun than Access Copyright’s licensing website.)

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7 Responses to Learning about copyright is fun!

  1. JoAnn Hussion says:

    Hello,
    Have you seen the ebay seller who has been selling bootleg versions of Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle Knitting Video (published by Vogue Knitting). I and others in one of my knitting groups have been victim to this scam. Please be wary..

  2. Julia says:

    Jenna – I just wanted to let you know that in response to my Vero complaint e-bay removed the offending items. Thanks again for the heads up. I don’t know that this will be the end of it, but at least this individual is aware that we’re watching.

  3. Helen says:

    I’d still file a grievance with EBay. They need to know that he is violating federal law (relevant b/c they’re a U.S.Co.) and international copyright law. They too could be held liable. That might have more impact.

    The mere fact that you were able to get him to stop violating YOUR copyright (in this book… for all you know, he’ll just add your stuff to another one) doesn’t alleviate the problem at all.

    Unless and untill every copyright holder stands up and pitches a fit, eBay is likely to let him keep right on playing.

    Meanwhile, one wonders what would happen if we filed a class-action lawsuit against eBay and this seller on behalf of all the copyright holders whose copyrights are being violated daily? Getting service on the seller might be hard, but on eBay it’d be easy! That’s one class action plaintiff’s case I’d LIKE to take!

  4. Carol says:

    And I [heart] you, too, m’dear.

  5. Steph says:

    It’s interesting that Captain Copyright deals with stolen academic work (something that happens, but rarely) and not music swapping or downloading or pirated satellite TV, which is not so rare.

    It can get kind of awkward telling the kids that Grandpa steals tv, which is why the signal isn’t so great.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Where is he when we need him most?

    Captain Copyright, we know you can help us defeat Sean the Slime and save designers and writers from his nefarious scheming!

  7. Brenda says:

    This comic book publication from Duke Law looks at copyright from a slightly different angle — fair use, public domain, filmmaking — but still very enlightening & fun to read:

    http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/comics/digital.html