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Friday, November 19, 2010

Copyright, Having vs. Filing - As Told by Zombies

Monica Gaudio, upon discovering that one of her articles was published without her consent by "Cooks Source" magazine, contacted the publisher. The publisher’s blatant disregard of Monica Gaudio's rights to her own work so outraged Monica Gaudio that she wrote about it on the Internet. It touched a very sore nerve amongst creative professionals who are daily finding their work pilfered and infringed via the Internet. The response was huge! A call went out that on Friday everyone should blog about copyright. This post is my participation in that call.

The following comic I drew during this years 24 Hour Comic Challenge, wherein cartoonists and comic book artists, write, sketch, and ink a 24 page comic in 24 hours. I thought the theme of a Zombie Apocalypse, where the dead eat the living and the living fight back, was a suitable gore-dripping backdrop for discussing the otherwise dry topic of copyright. Enjoy.

























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4 comments:

Mike Spicer Cartoonist/Illustator said...

Hi Mark
Very funny Stuff!! Am a fan.
Mike
http://mikespicercartoonist.blogspot.com

Johnny Mac said...

Absolutely brilliant! If you have any BRAINS file today!!

Rich said...

I was with you until the very end. Since you are a founding member of the CC of UU of CWU (I will have to look and see if we copyrighted that work), you have no view on anything at all. BTW, I think I have a better handle on this now.

Jane Smith said...

Mark, I love your cartoons! Thank you! Just a little correction, though: while I've reported the whole Cooks Source debacle on my blog, my work hasn't been stolen (not by CS, anyway), and I wasn't the writer at the centre of the story: that was Monica Gaudio.

Thank you for linking to my blog with this. I've added a link to yours.