July 18, 2007

Shades of Footloose/ Fair Use

by PG

Notable copyright scholar and Google senior counsel William Patry uses Blogger, and has this as his profile image. The site states, "All material within this site is 2002 - 2007 and can not be reprinted without our express written permission." What are the odds that Patry is infringing copyright... ?

Also, I heart Patry's bitchiness about grown women who are still into Hello Kitty and similar styles. And to wander really off-topic, is it appropriate to refer to Rep. Mary Bono as "Mrs. Bono" when she remarried after Sonny Bono's death? She divorced her second husband and of course is entitled to use her first husband's last name, but referring to her as "Mrs. Bono" seems odd, and "Ms. Bono" more appropriate. Dear Miss Manners...

UPDATE: Following this visit --

Domain Name (Unknown) IP Address 72.14.228.# (Google Corporate IT) ISP Google Location Continent : North America Country : United States (Facts) State : California City : Mountain View Lat/Long : 37.4192, -122.0574 (Map) Language English (U.S.) en-us Operating System Macintosh MacOSX Browser Firefox Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060728 Firefox/ Javascript version 1.5 Monitor Resolution : 1440 x 900 Color Depth : 32 bits Time of Visit Jul 18 2007 3:33:11 pm Last Page View Jul 18 2007 3:38:16 pm Visit Length 5 minutes 5 seconds Page Views 6 Referring URL http://technorati.co.../%22William Patry%22 Visit Entry Page http://www.blogdenov...archives/001753.html Visit Exit Page http://www.blogdenov...archives/001753.html Out Click Patry's bitchiness http://williampatry....ttpwwwbloggerco.html Time Zone UTC-5:00 Visitor's Time Jul 18 2007 3:33:11 pm Visit Number 331,101
Patry's profile picture became this:
Touche. Incidentally, for those wondering about this post's title, see here. July 18, 2007 07:56 AM | TrackBack
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