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Posted by: rikki (
Date: August 22, 2003 07:43PM

For anyone who is still unsure about the intricacies of copyright, this should explain it quite clearly:

When you write copy, you own the right of copyright to the copy you write, if the copy is right. If, however, your copy falls over, you must right your copy. If you write religious services, you write rite, and own the right of copyright to the rite you write.

Conservatives write Right copy, and own the right of copyright, to the Right
copy they write. A right-wing cleric would write Right rite, and owns the right of copyright to the Right rite he has the right to write. His editor has the job of making the Right rite copy right before the copyright can be right.

Should Reverend Jim Wright decide to write Right rite, then Wright would write right rite, to which Wright has the right of copyright. Duplicating his rite would be to copy Wright's Right rite, and violate copyright, to which Wright would have the right to right. Right?

Re: Copyright
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: August 23, 2003 12:42PM

How much right would a copy write right if a copyright could write right?

Re: Copyright
Posted by: marian2 (
Date: August 24, 2003 05:32AM


Re: Copyright
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: August 25, 2003 11:48AM

For the sake of complication, here's something I stumbled upon recently:

Pronunciation: 'kä-pE-"hOld
Function: noun
Date: 15th century
1 : a former tenure of land in England and Ireland by right of being recorded in the court of the manor
2 : an estate held by copyhold

This calls into question my tacit assumption that the "copy" in copyright referred to the content of the work.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: marian2 (
Date: August 25, 2003 04:46PM

The copy in copyhold refers to a copy of the deed made by the steward of the manor court, which was all the tenant had to show for his tenure of the land.

The copy in copyright refers to the author being the only one allowed to sell copies of his work, so your tacit assumption was correct.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: August 25, 2003 06:14PM

So the author holds the copyright...

and others hold the copywrong?

Re: Copyright
Posted by: Pam Adams (---)
Date: August 25, 2003 09:06PM

Nothing to do with copyrights- it just keeps running through my head.


Here lies the body of Thaddeus Gray
He died defending his right of way.
He was right--dead right--as he sped along,
but he's just as dead as if he'd been wrong.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: dennis (
Date: August 26, 2003 11:23AM

Write on.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: Linda (
Date: August 28, 2003 05:25PM

And we haven't even got on to the implications of copyleft yet.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: -Les- (
Date: August 28, 2003 08:08PM

I flash back on Bill Cosby, talking to God.
"Copy..." "Right."
"What's a copy?"


Re: Copyright
Posted by: Terry (166.7.81.---)
Date: August 30, 2003 05:17PM

Here lies Bart Thomas
He run for sherriff 1876
Ran from sherriff 1877
Burried 1877

Here lies Black Tom
He rustled beef
Held up the stage
So he was hung
To mend his ways.

Here lies Salty O'Day
He made his draw,
A bit too slow,
Now he's cookin'
Down below.

Re: Copyright
Posted by: glenda (
Date: August 31, 2003 01:08AM


They always talk handsomely about the literature of the land....And in the midst of their enthusiasm they turn around and do what they can to discourage it.
- Speech in Congress, 1906

Whenever a copyright law is to be made or altered, then the idiots assemble.
- Mark Twain's Notebook, 1902-1903

Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
- Mark Twain's Notebook, 1902-1903

Re: Copyright
Posted by: marian2 (
Date: August 31, 2003 08:44AM

Let's hear it for Twain - he got it in a nutshell as usual!

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