Posted at 10:27 AM on December 27, 2006
by Jeff Horwich
Jordi, a friend from college, heard me on the air recently and flipped me a link to a pretty cool project he was involved in a little while back. I'm glad he did -- this is good stuff.
Jordi worked behind the scenes to help three Duke University Law School professors put out a 77-page comic book on the facts about (and threats to) "Fair Use" copyright doctrine. I know, I know -- sounds dull. But this is important stuff, and the comic, "Bound by Law," does a pretty good job bringing it to life.
The comic makes a compelling case for how ignorance (or, more likely, willful disregard) of Fair Use can shape the system far more than the actual written law and established court precedent.