[SCA-AE] Copyright and scrolls
KaziBrionSCA at worldnet.att.net
Tue Mar 6 13:12:14 EST 2007
Registering a copyright gives certain advantages in litigation, especially
when it comes to presumptions and burdens of proof. But why are we
concerned with this? Did I miss some case where a person was copying a
scroll they were given and selling it to others?
Copyright law exists to protect commerce and encourage creativity by
preventing commercial competitors from "free riding" on an artist's labor.
How does that have anything to do with what we're about in the SCA?
P.S. Sorry if this pushed a button. We deal with the issue all the time in
the bardic and storytelling communities, and 9 times out of 10 the issue has
much more to do with courtesy than it does with the law. The two are NOT
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