DAVID BOLLIER ~ BRAND NAME BULLIES ~ 2005

~ TQTOACC ~ The Quest To Own And Control Culture

~ WWOCPOT-CC-AFATU-IIB-PALU-TSOTPIR ~ What Was Once Considered Part Of The – Cultural Commons – Available For All To Use – Is Increasingly Being – Privatized And Locked Up – The Scope Of This Plunder Is Remarkable

~ T-OOC-NET-LOTA-DSAC-AE-S ~ The – Ownership Of Culture – Now Extends To – Letters Of The Alphabet – Distinctive Sounds And Colors – And Even – Scents

~ TTU-EW-IA-NC-EIA-F-T-W-EF-PANP-A-YEA-SCU-AZOT-II ~ Try To Use – Existing Works – In A – New Creation – Even In A – Fleeting – Partial – Way – Even For – Personal And Noncommercial Purposes – And – You Enter A – Shadowy Cultural Underground – A Zone Of The Illegal Imagination

~ WWGD? ~ What Would Groucho Do?

~ M-P/M/W-BWTWA-‘Q’-ETIIEIAFSTBATQT ~ Many – Painters / Musicians / Writers – Balk When Their Works Are – “Quoted” – Even Though It Is Essential In A Free Society To Be Able To Quote Them

~ O-LC ~ Over-Lawyered Corporation

~ TRQ-H-IW-FSAC-BT-E-OCT-CI ~ The Real Question – However – Is Whether – Free Speech And Culture – Belong To – Everyone – Or Chiefly To – Commercial Interests

~ CATL-IOGNTBR-ICNTBEMTE-TVAFFOIACNTBP-TPROAAUMBH ~ Copyright And Trademark Law – Its Original Goals Need To Be Restored – Individual Creators Need To Be Empowered More Than Ever – The Volume And Free Flow Of Information And Creativity Need To Be Protected – The Public’s Rights Of Access And Use Must Be Honored

~ WMSANBOPAPITTAOTSDOTIADT ~ We Must Strike A New Balance Of Private And Public Interests That Takes Account Of The Special Dynamics Of The Internet And Digital Technology

~ AAC:UOAD ~ Art And Culture: Use Only As Directed

~ CC-SIT-‘VA’-W-TDF-TUSOCW ~ Copyright Champions – Systematically Ignore The – “Value Added” – Wealth – That Derives From – The Unmetered Sharing Of Creative Works

~ ACDUACC-F-I-I-A-D ~ All Creators Depend Upon A Cultural Commons – For – Inspiration – Imitation – And – Derivation

~ F-AWWIRBAA-DW-CB-G-AMA-T-FTCAL-NC-GEI ~ For – Artists Whose Work Is Reused By Another Artist – Derivative Works – Can Be – Gifts – As Much As – Theft

~ A-ACSFCTVASOMC ~ Appropriation – A Crucial Strategy For Critiquing The Values And Sensibilities Of Mainstream Culture

~ CL-HLRA-PD’-B-IAPI-TSOS-FT-JE-IILTBC-P-N-A-G-TMCTIHMOTOWTPU ~ Copyright Law – Has Long Recognized A – “Parody Defense” – But – If A Parody Is – Too Sly Or Subtle – For The – Judicial Eye – It Is Likely To Be Considered – Piracy – Not – Art – Generally – The Most Critical Test Is How Much Of The Original Work The Parody Uses

~ SAOLADTPA-T-‘D’-O-‘T’ ~ Small Armies Of Lawyers Are Dedicated To Protecting Against – Trademark – “Dilution” – Or – “Tarnishment”

~ ACO-EPCIKAC-ICO-TPI ~ A Crush Of – Expansive Property Claims In Knowledge And Creativity – Is Crowding Out – The Public Interest

~ TVO-FA-SFT-‘GE’-O-TFC;CISAAFTMBATFCAMOTC ~ The Vitality Of – Folk Art – Stems From The – “Gift Economy” – Of – The Folk Community; Creativity Is Seen As A Gift That Must Be Allowed To Freely Circulate Among Members Of The Community

~ SCCAETTAN-‘PI’-F-CL-TEI ~ Stunning Creativity Can Arise Even Though There Are No – “Property Incentives” – From – Copyright Law – To Encourage It

~ SCBATOOICBU ~ Should Companies Be Allowed To Own Online Identities Created By Users?

~ OC-HB-VS ~ Online Citizens – Have Become – Virtual Serfs

~ TPL ~ Trademarking Public Life

~ TPOBE ~ The Power Of Public Exposure

~ P-IACGOHS-EWTFPARS-SSAA-FU-W-OAN ~ Parody – Is A Classic Genre Of Human Societies – Even When The Factual Patterns Are Remarkably Similar – Some Spoofs Are Adjudged – Fair Use – While – Others Are Not

~ I-10%-OY-A-DGT-P-IMBI ~ If – 10 Percent – Of Your – Audience – Doesn’t Get The – Parody – It May Be Illegal

~ TD ~ Trademark Dilution

~ TIT-TL-AA-ANM-O-AGWOP-IANO ~ The Idea That – Trademark Law – Allows An – Absolute National Monopoly – On – A Given Word Or Phrase – Is A New One

~ TRP-OC-IT-LCDLTBCOAPSABATW ~ The Real Point – Of Course – Is That – Large Corporations Don’t Like To Be Criticized On A Public Stage As Big As The Web

~ YEWTROPNIOCP-TIAODT-TLOMC-CTIUCTCO-‘A’-M ~ Yet Even With The Rise Of Powerful New Instruments Of Cultural Pluralism – The Internet And Other Digital Technologies – The Leviathans Of Mass Culture – Continue To Insist Upon Controlling The Circulation Of – “Authorized” – Meanings

~ CL-SNBATIW-CDP ~ Copyright Law – Should Not Be Allowed To Interfere With – Core Democratic Principles

~ F-D-A-O-COI-AA-SR-A-PG:TIEWEHATH;DIVWTAC ~ Facts – Data – And – Other – Compilations Of Information – Are A – Shared Resource – A – Public Good: That Is Enriched When Everyone Has Access To Them; Diminished In Value When They Are Tightly Controlled

~ CM ~ Copyright Maximalists

~ YMNTYRDNT ~ You May Not Teach Your Robot Dog New Tricks

~ TFCAPAWT-AFOIPL-MSCW-P-TIINITTTD ~ There Finally Comes A Point At Which The – Absurd Frontiers Of Intellectual Property Law – Merge So Completely With – Parody – That It Is Nearly Impossible To Tell The Difference

~ DTSACOTW-CM-TTIT-AACI-O-Q-S-CC-A-TUO-PW ~ Determined To Secure Absolute Control Over Their Works – Copyright Maximalists – Tend To Ignore The – Artistic And Civic Importance – Of – Quotation – Sharing – Creative Collaboration – And – Transformation Uses Of – Prior Works

~ TGCL ~ The Great Cultural Lockdown

~ N-TBNWO-SCC-HSSIFAODS-PT-R-S-R-C-A-C-AB-CF ~ Naturally – This – Brave New World – Of – Strictly Controlled Content – Has Some Serious Implications For An Open Democratic Society – Permission To – Read – Share – Reuse – Collaborate – And – Create – All Become – Conditional Freedoms

~ ALD ~ Aggressive Litigation Dragnets

~ L-POAO-FIT-E-F-CA-T-PM-IAGWTE-L-E-A-DC-NTM-STMFB-B ~ Libraries – Part Of An Old-Fashioned Idea That – Easy – Free – Citizen Access – To – Printed Material – Is A Great Way To Encourage – Literacy – Education – And – Democratic Culture – Not To Mention – Seed The Market For Book-Buying

~ TMTAPRTEIIIAS ~ The Mania To Assign Property Rights To Every Imaginable Intangible Is A Sickness

~ OTSOFCG ~ Owning The Smell Of Freshly Cut Grass

~ T-NFITCOL-I-SE ~ The – Next Frontier In The Commodification Of Life – Is – Sensory Experience

~ PL-HTRTA-NI-B-NAN-IOTQF-PP-B-APBPNJ-PI-B-II-A-BM-TSHER-EITCSFAGPID-ICNBUTISI

~ Patent Law – Has Traditionally Required That Any – New Invention – Be – Novel And Nonobvious – In Order To Qualify For – Patent Protection – But – As Patents Began Protecting Not Just – Physical Inventions – But – Intangible Ideas – And – Business Methods – Their Scope Has Expanded Radically – Even If The Claimed Scope For A Given Patent Is Dubious – It Can Nonetheless Be Used To Intimidate Supposed Infringers

~ BO-SSFGP-TBWDNNRTAIOGIA-TPVOP-IMI-IA-LT-A-BC-IDWC ~ Because Of – Slacker Standards For Granting Patents – The Business World Does Not Necessarily Regard Them As Indicative Of Genuine Innovation Anymore – The Practical Value Of Patents – In Many Instances – Is A – Legal Threat – And – Bargaining Chip – In Dealings With Competitors

~ AWORO-CP-IT-POCACAL-F-WMCIUCRA’BP’ ~ A Whole Other Realm Of – Controversial Patents – Involves The – Patenting Of Common Agricultural Crops And Life-Forms – Which Many Critics In Underdeveloped Countries Regard As – “Biopiracy”

~ A-W-EG-CBA-I-AA-DLRA ~ A – Well-Executed Gag – Can Be As – Illuminating – As A – Dozen Law Review Articles

~ DT-TTTIPLHTOTPG-ANMT-ATPI-I-STTSAGM ~ Despite The – Troubling Trajectory That Intellectual Property Law Has Taken Over The Past Generation – A New Movement To – Assert The Public Interest – Is – Starting To Take Shape And Gain Momentum

~ WNTDA-NL-TEWT-PD-ISIT-C-C-D-A-C ~ We Need To Develop A – New Language – That Explains Why The – Public Domain – Is So Indispensable To – Creativity – Culture – Democracy – And – Commerce

~ RTATAVRF-‘IO’-WNA-EAPPL-TUTVO-‘PK’-A-AST-PARI ~ Rather Than Assume That All Value Results From – “Individual Originality” – We Need An – Economics And Public Policy Language – That Understands The Value Of – “Public Knowledge” – And – Affirmatively Seeks To – Protect And Replenish It

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~ FOIGASIHHS ~ Ful Ofte In – Game – A – Sooth – I Have Herd Saye ~ The Cook’s Tale ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ 1390

~ JDOPP ~ Jesters – Do Oft Prove – Prophets ~ William Shakespeare ~ King Lear ~ 1605

~ MATISIJ ~ Many A – True Word – Hath Been Spoken In – Jest ~ Roxburghe Ballad ~ Joseph Ebsworth ~ 166?

~ VF-IAOTPBP ~ Very Frankly – I Am Opposed To People Being Programmed ~ Fred Rogers ~ 1984

~ MAD ~ Mutual Assured Destruction ~ John von Neumann ~ 194?

~ DM ~ Doomsday Machine ~ Herman Khan ~ On Thermonuclear War ~ 1960

~ TA ~ Transformative Appropriation

~ ECD ~ Electronic Civil Disobedience

~ BOTV ~ Bonfire Of The Vanities ~ Girolamo Savonarola ~ 07-02-1497

~ NDD ~ Nature-Deficit Disorder ~ Richard Louv ~ Last Child In The Woods ~ 2008

~ NWCPAWATHNA-‘M’-AD-TAWNPFD-MP ~ Now That Computer Programs Are Widely Available To Help Nearly Anyone – “Mine” – Available Data – There Are Wonderful New Possibilities For Discovering – Misleading Patterns ~ Robert Kass ~ Statistical Science ~ 1999

~ BPA ~ Best Pig Available

~ T-HOAN-I-U-TEWATHOIDC ~ The – History Of A Nation – Is – Unfortunately – Too Easily Written As The History Of Its Dominant Class ~ Kwame Nkrumah ~ Consciencism ~ 1964

~ CANAP ~ Conclusions Are Not Always Pleasant ~ Helen Keller ~ Jonathan Kozol ~ The Night Is Dark And I Am Far From Home ~ 1975

~ MF-NRA-TIRTMAEFW-LA-T-BSF-TCRTPAF ~ Market Fundamentalists – Never Really Appreciated – The Institutions Required To Make An Economy Function Well – Let Alone – The – Broader Social Fabric – That Civilizations Require To Prosper And Flourish ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ Bleakonomics ~ New York Times ~ 30-09-2007

~ WHF-TPOTE-WIT-E-TCASS-A-T-I-TP-TVNOPI-AL ~ We Have Forgotten – The Purpose Of The Economy – Which Is To – Enrich – To Create A Stable Society – And – To – Include – The Population – The Vast Number Of People In – Active Life ~ James Goldsmith ~ 15-11-1994

~ WE-TWP-TEO-2008-RT-US-MF-MRAAPGIARFD ~ We Embraced – The Wrong Paradigm – The Events Of – 2008 – Revealed That – Using Simple-Minded Free-Market Rhetoric As A Policy Guide Is A Recipe For Disaster ~ Robert Barbera ~ The Cost Of Capitalism ~ 2009

~ IATT-JTWDWYWTBT-WBCTII ~ It Is All Too Tempting – Just To Write Down What You Want To Be True – Without Being Certain That It Is ~ Sharon Newman ~ The Real History Of The End Of The World ~ 2010

~ N-HFB-WNA-L-O-P-B-OO-RFM-A-HJ ~ Nostradamus – His First Book – Was Not A – List – Of – Prophecies – But – One Of– Recipes For Medicines – And – Herbal Jams ~ Sharon Newman ~ The Real History Of The End Of The World ~ 2010

~ J-IW-L-LL-IP ~ Justice – Is What – Love – Looks Like – In Public ~ Cornel West ~ Brother West ~ 2009

~ WHNRAMW-FW-TEIF-WDOT ~ We Have Now Reached A Moment Where – Four Words – The Earth Is Full – Will Define Our Times ~ Paul Gilding ~ The Great Disruption ~ 2011

~ DIAS-R-OYMTFD-YTTCTI:YW-D-DTD-DT-ASO ~ Denial Is Also Self-Reinforcing – Once You Make The First Denial – You Tend To Commit To It: You Will – Deny – Deny The Denial – Deny That – And So On ~ Robert Trivers ~ The Folly Of Fools ~ 2011

~ DC ~ Destruction Conservation ~ Mario Monti ~ Watchdogs Of The World, Unite! ~ 28-07-2009

~ TUOAGAO-D-A-TRAO-MSMF-MAMR-AKFU-TEROOLFI ~ The Use Of A Growing Array Of – Derivatives – And – The Related Application Of – More Sophisticated Methods For – Measuring And Managing Risk – Are Key Factors Underpinning – The Enhanced Resilience Of Our Largest Financial Institutions ~ Alan Greenspan ~ Corporate Governance ~ speech ~ 08-05-2003

~ TIT-MAS-R-RAMBITRFC-A-SBBOAFA-M-R-O-SI-TST-TRO-CALA-TE-PR-AO-R-TRIAAFMF-IOW-MDN-C-R-S-O-S-T-THOCHBAPOLARTL ~ The Idea That – Markets Are Self-Regulating – Received A Mortal Blow In The Recent Financial Crisis – And –Should Be Buried Once And For All – Markets – Require – Other – Social Institutions – To Support Them – They Rely On – Courts And Legal Arrangements – To Enforce – Property Rights – And On – Regulators – To Rein In Abuse And Fix Market Failures – In Other Words – Markets Do Not – Create – Regulate – Stabilize – Or – Sustain – Themselves – The History Of Capitalism Has Been A Process Of Learning And Relearning This Lesson ~ Dani Rodrik ~ The Globalization Paradox ~ 2011