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May 4, 2002

Copyright Fights and Humor

Tom 7 is fighting the big type companies. He invented a tool, Embed, that changes the embedding properties of his fonts so they could successfully be embedded in documents, an essential tool in the portable document society we've grown into (think PDF). He is successfully arguing (so far) that he is infringing on no one's copyright, but is in for a fight (but maybe this time the little guy will win). I'm rooting for Tom, and not because he has several offbeat GBV covers on my radio station.

Speaking of Largeheartedboy GBV Radio, get over to Save Internet Radio and help protect independent broadcasters from prohibitive royalty payments. If you feel moved, use their online form to write your congressman.

Finally, for a humorous look at the issue, this is from Yale's Lawmeme: Top Ten New Copyright Crimes


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