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re:copywrite

24 May 00 - 12:46 AM (#232902)
Subject: re:copywrite
From: thosp

some may find it interesting to try theblueclicketything about the far reaching effects of modern tech

peace (Y) thosp


24 May 00 - 12:52 AM (#232904)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Amergin

Roflmao! That's funny.


24 May 00 - 12:57 AM (#232905)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: DougR

I clicked on the blue thingy, thosp:on what planet does Nathan Davis live? People have been going to Checker Auto or Auto Zone for years and purchasing oil filters and oil and changing the oil in their vehicles. Nathan, who evidently holds a very responsible job with Atlantic Records, needs to find a better example.

DougR


24 May 00 - 12:58 AM (#232906)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: DougR

Uhho. I think I've been had.

DougR


24 May 00 - 10:19 AM (#233054)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Uncle_DaveO

It is and has always been spelled copyRIGHT.


24 May 00 - 10:28 AM (#233062)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: GUEST,T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)

I guess this is a good place to remind the forum of this funny Sjoberg piece about copyrighting fire:

Fire, Work with Me

T.


24 May 00 - 10:31 AM (#233066)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: MMario

What is one these sites? Both are blocked by my content filter!


24 May 00 - 10:34 AM (#233068)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird

MMario, the copyrighting fire URL is

http://www.brunching.com/features/feature-copyfire.html

The site is called "The Brunching Shuttlecocks", so perhaps your filter has a beef against badminton.

T.


24 May 00 - 10:37 AM (#233071)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: catspaw49

Great stuff thosp and T........I am really cracking up!!!! Very well written and really hilarious........unlike doesterr who seems to have acquired some pedantic tendencies......

Spaw


24 May 00 - 10:42 AM (#233075)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Uncle_DaveO

"Pedantic tendencies"?? Pedantic TENDENCIES?

I've been a full-blown, card-carrying pedant for 69 years, and don't intend to stop now!

More seriously, though, "copywrite" is not just a casual misspelling; it hints that the writer doesn't understand the word.

Dave Oesterreich


24 May 00 - 10:46 AM (#233077)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: catspaw49

Yeah Dave, I agree with you. I think thosp does understand, but it bugs me too....especially when someone uses "copywritten."

Spaw


24 May 00 - 10:53 AM (#233090)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: GUEST,Okiemockbird

I heard "copywritten" on a Madeline Brand article on NPR. If it was on NPR, is must be OK, yes ?

More seriously, and in the pedantic tradition, here's the right way to speak about copyright:

One does not "copyright" a work; one "claims copyright in" a work. If one files the paperwork with the Library of Congress, one "registers a claim of copyright in" the work. A work in which copyright is claimed is, however, ordinarily spoken of as "copyrighted", even sometimes by judges. But true pedants will say that "copyright is claimed" in it, and speak of it not as a "copyrighted" work, but "a work in which copyright is claimed."

I hope this helps, or at least amuses.

T.


24 May 00 - 11:09 AM (#233101)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Amergin

It amuses.


24 May 00 - 11:22 AM (#233105)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Bert

You're write Dave.


24 May 00 - 01:40 PM (#233203)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: thosp

hi MMario --- the site(sight) is www.theonion.com --- the specific page is http://www.theonion.com/onion3618/kid_rock_starves.html

i hope you can access it

and thanks to those who help me with my less than perfect spelling skills!

peace (Y) thosp


24 May 00 - 04:33 PM (#233288)
Subject: RE: re:copywrite
From: Skivee

For those who didn't get it. The Onion is a very offbeat cyber-humor magazine And BTW, copywrite is also a real word, refering to the creation of advertising text, which is then protected by copyright