Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Too Easy to Steal

Bill at Unshelved talks about the intellectual property issues of comics, which are so easy to copy and post that it's basically impossible to assure that they're not being reposted on sites where you haven't authorized them.

I don't write or draw comics (my closest approach is probably the illustration for my awesome sock life extension plan, which, though awesome, is probably unlikely to be reposted by anyone), so this isn't something I've thought much about, but yeah, that's got to suck.

So, well, be nice and obey copyright law and link to the author's site, don't copy the whole comic, OK?

Unless it's something like xkcd, which you can post, with attribution, under a Creative Commons license. Basically, just make sure whatever you do is OK with the artist/copyright holder.

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