I talk about .kobayashi.'s epic 2010 dissertation model AskMe answer
ALL THE TIME. (I am now an assistant professor advising graduate students.)
I was thinking about having it made into a cool typographic poster. (Like this
Does this seem like a cool thing to do, intellectual property wise? Other issues?
posted by k8t
on Jun 1, 2013 -
Is there a community consensus about best practices for disseminating subscription-only journal material in threads? Also, what can we do to improve access within the community to primary research? Blasdelb's excellent comment
in the Lenski thread prompted me to ask about this. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Oct 8, 2012 -
Has a MeFi copyright thread
ever "gone well"? Relatedly, has anyone ever had their mind or behaviour changed in the slightest respect by it?
posted by Sebmojo
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Let's argue about Cooks Source
again. She posted a self-righteous not-quite-apology
today. I know a lot of people find this tiresome, but I actually think this is a fascinating case in the fascinating discussion of the future of copyright and publishing. [more inside]
posted by keratacon
on Nov 17, 2010 -
"All posts are © their original authors." This is unfortunate. It would be great to see MeFi supporting Creative Commons and the free culture movement. [more inside]
posted by stbalbach
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Copyright... we've all followed the various debates, and we know theres all kinds of morally ambiguity and grey areas and stuff involved. But where there isn’t much grey area at all are sites that are explicitly for the warezing of mass quantities of digital media
. Could we not link to them or offer them our breathless support on the front page or use the site for the swapping of invites for them? Plenty of other places for that. Thanks.
posted by Artw
on Dec 13, 2009 -
The youtube video in this FPP
is not available in my country (Canada) due to copyright restrictions. I've watched it before and would like to watch it again. Can someone either point me to it somewhere else online where it might work (maybe on youtube at another account), or at least tell me the proper title or some info I can use to search myself? Thanks.
posted by If only I had a penguin...
on Nov 23, 2009 -
What is MeFi policy on linking to material that is copyrighted in the US? If we don't have one, did I inadvertently do something that might cause a problem for mathowie? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jul 17, 2009 -
jessamyn has invited us
to have a discussion about copyright issues in MetaTalk. So here it is.
posted by grouse
on Sep 2, 2007 -
I download what I imagine might be legally construed as "copyrighted material" all thie time. But I'm actually upset with this post because I know some people that worked on US v. John Lennon.
(Double standard, I know.) So are there any guidelines about posting full-length, copyrighted movies? Is this post this even in good taste? Where's the context? Does it have any
intent other than to illegally distribute a movie? Is this even a problem?
posted by phaedon
on Jun 3, 2007 -
Sometime in the early nineties a now long lost friend of mine recorded a cd. I can't seem to locate him and it's been quite a few years since we last talked. I found a copy of his cd and want to post a few of his songs to MeFi Music. (I love the cheesy pop-techno sound of a few of these tunes and the memories they bring back.)
I "played" on stage with him (keyboard flourishes...very minimal playing on my part) and spent many hours in the studio with him on more than one occasion during the recording of said cd.
Given that information, would posting the songs be an OK thing to do? Are there legal issues?
posted by gummi
on Mar 27, 2007 -
What's the deal with posting songs on AskMeFi? I've contacted some users to ask if I can sample something of theirs, and while I have no problem doing this (and will continue to ask), I think it would be neat to be able to specific a creative commons (or other more restrictive) licenses. I know they could simply specify themselves, but it would be nice to make things unambiguous by default.
Not hugely important, but I think it would be helpful.
posted by phrontist
on Mar 11, 2007 -
Is there a definite rule about not FPPing links to possibly copyrighted material? As Viacom noticed there's a lot of videos on YouTube that probably shouldn't be there, and I'm unsure if we're allowed to include such things in posts.
posted by roofus
on Feb 9, 2007 -
I like stavros. I like copyright infringement. I like the kind of hard work that goes into a FPP like this.
But there's something about this Wii-winning post that doesn't sit well with me. Could you help me put my finger on it?
posted by localhuman
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Is there a policy on posting Youtube links to stuff that is (most likely) under copyright? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I swear I searched the archive...
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 22, 2006 -
As it's alright now
to start posting links to copyrighted material, I wondered if anyone could FPP details on where to find the latest movies, albums and software.
posted by seanyboy
on Aug 22, 2005 -
All posts are © their original authors.
Does this mean I have a claim to a comment I wrote in a now-deleted AskMe thread? I am aware of how © protects an author's work from unauthorized reproduction, but how about unauthorized deletion?
posted by scarabic
on Jun 23, 2005 -
Bendy makes a good point here.
Even though it's easy to do, is it really fair to copy whole poems in threads? We stop people linking to other infringing files, yet the copying of poetry seems to get a free pass. [vaguely related comment inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Apr 19, 2005 -
Perhaps I'm not the model MeFi poster, and call me old-fashioned, but I find something really, truly shady about the abject, unapologetic theft
of another's creativity being advocated on the Blue. Does piracy qualify as the best of the web?
posted by AlexReynolds
on Feb 27, 2005 -
I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information
studying human-computer interaction. I am posting this thread to let you know that I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project. My term paper will describe MetaFilter’s purpose, the technologies used, roles, identifiers and identities, intergroup relations, norms of behavior, and governance mechanisms. For more information about the course, see http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/courses/winter03/684/
I will make my findings available at http://www.noor.bz/ecommunities
. Feedback would be welcome any time. I have also included information there about how your privacy will be protected.
If you have any concerns about how I am conducting this study, you may contact me by email at nooraz at umich dot edu.
posted by nalihasan
on Jan 31, 2005 -
Would it be hard to offer users to option of putting their posts under a Creative Commons
license? Users that go for it could have a (cc
) link (to the license they chose) put in the byline of their posts.
Just a bit more copyright-friendly.
posted by Count Ziggurat
on Nov 20, 2004 -
The copyright notice at the bottom of all 3 colours still stops at 2003.
posted by zadcat
on Sep 23, 2004 -
Let me tread carefully here. Is there a legit way people could post entire articles that require payed subscription (Atlantic, Salon, TNR, etc.) for the rest of us who have no subscriptions?
posted by semmi
on Aug 26, 2004 -
I notice the copyright information on The Grey, The Blue and The Green all say 2000-2003.
posted by terrapin
on Jan 17, 2004 -
Copyright notices are old...
I just happened to notice that the copyright notices are for 1999-2002 in MeFi and 1999-2001 in MetaTalk... just a heads up on that.
posted by clevershark
on Mar 4, 2003 -
Isn't this link
to copyrighted material illegal? Or at the very least, unethical? Not trying to stir up controversey over the whole "file sharing" debate, just don't want MetaFilter sued for distribution of material that's both copyrighted & commercially available.
posted by jonson
on Dec 6, 2002 -
"All posts are © their original authors". That's what it says at the bottom of this page. My question: is that true, and is it true whether it says so or not? A friend who owns a mailing list has been threatened with a liable suit by a person who feels they were "defamed" in a post by a member. Is the list owner really responsible for what members post? Could Matt be sued for members rants about real people, and is there a difference (as an example) between saying "Ashcroft is an asshole" and "I think Ashcroft is an asshole"?
posted by Mack Twain
on Nov 5, 2002 -
Lets assume some one out there believes a particular Mefi thread can potentially have value in other media (eg, TV script, syndicated column, book, etc) I undersatnd authors own their own posts (if I read Mefi correctly) but who legally owns the complete thread? Am I thinking about this correctly?
posted by Voyageman
on Nov 5, 2001 -