[Buddha-l] Conservative (Copyright and copywriters)
jmp at peavler.org
Wed Jun 2 11:44:04 MDT 2010
On May 27, 2010, at 7:46 AM, Richard Hayes wrote:
> My guess is that if any academics were publishing books that brought in as much money as "Avatar" (the movie) or "Thriller" (the album), book publishers would be more aggressive. But let's face it, no matter how good Jan Westerhoff's latest book may be, it is not going to give Michael Jackson's estate a run for its money.
> I'd say more, but the storm troopers are out in the yard with a bullhorn saying something like "We know you're in there, Shrubface. Come out with your hands tied behind your back, your ankles tied together and a noose around your neck!"
I would hate to disturb your outlaw reverie, but, if I am not mistaken, the poor miserable, downtrodden author usually owns the copyright if he hasn't sold it to the publisher for a hamburger and a bottle of beer or similar consideration.
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