A poor “translation” of a critique

I shared this Tumblr post earlier tonight as an example of the cutting cultural critique that media fandom produces internally: (Edit: the original source of this post is http://thominos.tumblr.com/post/98330131513/tw-were-trying-to-let-sterek-die-sterek-fandom; I first encountered it, and screencapped it at http://jerakeenc.tumblr.com/post/98336801735/tw-were-trying-to-let-sterek-die-sterek-fandom (which appears to have added the “the anti-marketing legend” tag.) The source…

How To Tell Who “Created” An Image

Couple weeks ago, I saw a fun little flowchart/joke/cultural critique on Jezebel: “How to Tell If A Toy Is For Boys Or Girls: A Guide”. (Image credits are intentionally withheld in the beginning of this post.) Bunch of folks were linking it on Facebook/Twitter/etc. Both the Jezebel post and the…

Copyright in Your Personal Life

This post is based on a talk I gave/conversation I had today at the “Enhancing Quality Staff” symposium. I love this symposium, because I get to wander away from academic copyright issues, and there’s always a ton of cool people who want to wander with me! This time, the session…

Music, musicians, music fans, ownership, legitimacy…

(re-posted from previous links-roundup post) There is so much to say about all this, but it’s kind of all been said already. Here’s a few of the things I’ve been reading in preparation for talking about it on MPR this morning. MPR’s other station, The Current, has some good, concrete coverage…

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