Dear Jesse: Thank-you for this information! Could you please tell me how one can register (and where) their writing, etc? Thank-you, Jane Jones...ps I hope there are international copyright laws to protect your story. There are statutes of limitations, which I believe, in Canada are 6 months. So you only have 6 months to take legal action or SOL. Well that's my two cents! Jane Jones---
Dear Karen: That copyright rabbit hole is looming ever larger! When we have to
dispense royalties to the 10th generation of progeny, I believe we have gone too
far. The farside cafe needn't be an unfriendly place, but a user-friendly place
where there is not impedement to the infringement potential seen in all known
knowledge a looming boogeyman with briefcase? Isn't copyright itself getting a
dose of its own medicine infringing upon itself? More than likely it will
collapse under the pressure of the huge hole! The backlog of torte laws would
consume the courts, devouring whole the hole that began it all! Jane Jones---
Dear Gayle: Did you receive compensation from the theif(or theives) who stole
your material? Did you prosecute the copyright infringers? Are there any ways to
stop this theft of intellectual property?
ps if anyone uses another's work on their websites is it a good idea to get 1.
permission from the originator of the work and 2. adequate reference to the
originator/creator of the work on the site (this applies to all written work and
Maybe if there were more disclaimers on websites (to put the fear of copyright
into the minds of potential copyright infringers) we would then be free of
potential lawsuits and have a better understanding of what can and cannot be
copied (the old cut and paste). It is the ethics and laws involved in copyright
that need to be clearly understood by the majority of users. After all is
understood thusly we would then all sigh a collective sigh of relief. Thank-you
Gayle for bringing this issue to light, as I am sure many here are questioning
"should I, or shouldn't I reprint, reboot, retweet, rehurl, etc.". Maybe the
laws should be made more visible on the net and made popular via advertising
placement on popular sites. An idea? Jane Jones ps Gayle, may I reprint this
information? Please let me know!
Dear Michael Burstein: This article is very true to form; and an excellent
summary as to the many legal problems facing writers, artists, etc., on the net
If I wanted "exposure" I would go outside in my -70 degree Celcius Canadian
winter undressed and shivering and wait for two things to happen; neither of
these events are positive events, unfortunately, but that is exactly the same as
the treatment given to artists/writers and creators of all kinds on the net
today; Here is what will happen to me if I let this problem slide; either I
1. freeze to death or
2. get a deadly dose of impending pnemonia caused by the obvious ill-will rather
than the supposed goodwill created by the net administrator policy or non-policy
of artists/creators today. These nefarious powers that be "not for artists" or
creators of any kind. The malicious and callous "freeze out" of artist's rights
is not going unnoticed. Artists/writers/creators of all kinds are being
tragically compromised to the point of making artists etc., persons non-grata,
without any effectual legal rights whatsoever. So how did this dismantling of
the creative power be destroyed in this way by net policy?
It simply is this; there are no agencies to protect the mass interest of
artists/writers/creators on the net, no umbrella organization to protect all
creative endeavors, so the artists, etc. suffer the slight of being virtually
ignored, removed from the equation of all rights and priviledges.
The net administration policy smooth operations convincingly seduced artists to
accept the idea that "exposure" of their art will be tantemount to
success. The promise of exposure is therefore a hollow promise, offering of
crumbs to the artist, etc., who already have had enough of that menu.
Offering artists the supposed "benefit" of exposure could only work for those
non-professional artists, writers, etc., who do not mind being pushed into a
corner, but definitely not the corner office on 5th Avenue. Such trojan
horse-type offeringsby net administration only stokes the fires of the artists',
writers' etc.,discontent. Certainly an artists'/writers' revolt is long overdue;
but when, how?
The many artists/creators/orginators of protected and copyrighted material do
not fathom the depths of these slick power lords of the net.
It has taken a great deal of cold blue steel resolve by net administration to so
skilfully to stealthily slink undetected through the naive artists'/writers'
garden of net worthy art. This feigned gesture of goodwill by the net
administrators is laughable by those who are armed with the knowledge of true
copyright laws, which should allow the clause "all forms of media; electronic
ect" to hold any weight of merit and benefit to artists, etc. intrinsic rights.
The wholly nasty net administrators who do not want artists, etc looking behind
the screen at their dastardly deeds will stop at nothing to remove all rights of
potential income earners. Artists, etc., are being denied their rights, and it
is all due to faulty policy made by net administrators who do not want to give
the creators of said copyright their just desserts. Artists of all kinds deserve
Artists et al hardly notice the slight of hand, the magician's power wand
vanquishing and vanishing their power base. Most artists, etc today are
unknowing living with the potential damage being done to them. Is is not only
artists, but the artistic process as well which is under fire by net
administrator's lack of adequate copyright laws on the net.
Indeed the admins actions could eventually create the same snare set for the
artists. As work submitted will now be a lowly quality since no value is placed
upon the artists' intrinsic worth. The freedom to create is usurped by lack of
resources it takes to create and maintain the artist and their rightful
Yes, the bohemoth net is wholly unfair to the struggling artists/writers. The
net policy concerning copyright laws is woefully biased and one-sided.
Artists and writers need to be compensated adequately for their creative art and
should not be finagled by those who do not have the artists/writers best
interest at heart. Who will protect the best interests of the artists/writers
on the net? Any net heroes out there?
Jane Jones Canada