Take a Jibjag at this

Fling93 writes a very nice entry about what is happening around the fight between Jibjab and the rights olders of This Land Is Your Land. He does a very good job of looking at the whole conflict

I found this quote that I want to add to the whole debate.

"The primary objective of copyright is not to reward the labor of authors, but [t]o promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts." "To this end, copyright assures authors the right to their original expression, but encourages others to build freely upon the ideas and information conveyed by a work. This result is neither unfair nor unfortunate. It is the means by which copyright advances the progress of science and art."
-- US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

I feel that there is no way jibjab has done anything wrong. This is the way folk songs work. You take one folk song and replace the lyrics with words that more directly connect with the current moment. I think the current copyright system broken and it needs to be fixed.


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