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Artists Rights Coalition
January 17, 2003 5:11 PM   Subscribe

The Artists Rights Coalition has decided that it is their mission to enforce copyright law. It doesn't matter whether or not it's their copyright -- they're gonna enforce it anyway. An example of the community policing itself or of online vigilantism?
posted by cedar (4 comments total)

 
Exercise caution when limiting the rights of others, lest you be limited yourself.

In other words, time to write the publishers of those books they have featured on the site. Have they contacted the authors of the cover art to ask for permission to reproduce it?

I bet not.

And what about their use of the amazon.com and Barnes and Noble's logos? Trademark infringement if I ever saw it!

So many letters, so little time!
posted by shepd at 5:40 PM on January 17, 2003


I briefly looked at the website, but didn't notice anything of excitement...But, from cedar's fpp, isn't that exactly what the RIAA is doing (enforcing copyright even if its not their's)?
posted by jmd82 at 5:44 PM on January 17, 2003


The first thought that pops into mind is: "Hey, they say they're artists. How are they paying for this?"
posted by kablam at 5:55 PM on January 17, 2003


...isn't that exactly what the RIAA is doing (enforcing copyright even if its not their's)?

I'm not really sure what the RIAA is doing, but isn't it their position that they are in fact protecting the copyrights of their members?

This seems quite different than randomly surfing about looking for violations of copyright that you have no stake in.
posted by cedar at 5:59 PM on January 17, 2003


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