Friday, November 04, 2005

FRODO LIVES!

16 little fish:

Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

this is really important.
Please Read!
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2005/11/emw303435.htm

8:54 AM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

omg sock - apparently an international copywrite treaty is not enough for this guy...

10:48 AM  
Blogger theleftsock swam up to say...

yea, hes patenting a storyline, not an individual work. i think we should cover all good vs evil lines now, and just collect royalties

11:42 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i dunno how i feel about that...i know copywright laws are complicated as hell, as far as creative ownership & whatnot...is he trying to make sure no one can steal his story?
(a weird story...)

12:02 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

that's pretty horrendous. isn't he infringing, at least somewhat, on rip van winkle?

12:50 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I don't like the idea that a potentially untalented hack could get a patent on a storyline that could interfere with me reading or watching some great story in the future by someone with talent who would then be hampered by said patent. Seems strange, hope he loses.

1:19 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

good point oldben - but not just rip, also good old faust, this sounds like a pact with the devil if i've ever heard of one and the hack should be careful for it sounds like he too is in danger of losing his soul

and another thing - how many stories actually incorporate mythological characteristics or archetypes - we have to be very careful about what inferences this kinda thing will start or no one will be able to write anything ever again... forget inspiration...

2:05 PM  
Blogger oldben swam up to say...

maybe i could take a patent out on antiheroes in general, or exposition. can't avoid that one...

3:23 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

alright, but i get the virgin/whore patent...

3:51 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

fine -but i get to patent the unreliable narrator

4:06 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

damn. that's a good one.

i hereby claim ownership of the coming-of-age tale.

5:09 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

oh it's a bidding war you want - then I get the journey through the underworld

8:15 PM  
Blogger tescosuicide swam up to say...

That was fun.

8:29 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

dots dots - oh my dear god what did you do to my dots?

1:37 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

what???

1:56 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

nothing - they've return to me - seems they were off causing trouble and are now regaling me with stories of their dotless crimes

2:36 PM  

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