New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

New Adventures of Queen Victoria

Comments (13) (Please sign in to comment)

  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 10 months ago

    Start with the towns that are putting the 10 commandments on the city hall lawn.

  2. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson said, 10 months ago

    Umm, why exactly is it “nonsense” to protect a copyright?

  3. Kali39

    Kali39 said, 10 months ago

    “Gibberish replaces English as official language.” Same thing, isn’t it?

  4. Kali39

    Kali39 said, 10 months ago

    Moses – you do not have the right to sue. Unless God legally assigned the Commandments to you, and you never claimed that.
    ..
    Anyway, it doesn’t matter, really. Our government stopped honoring that sort of thing ages ago…

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 10 months ago

    ‘Children of Israel, I have fifteen…’ Crash! ‘Ten… ten commandments.’

  6. olddog1

    olddog1 said, 10 months ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

    US Constitution, Article I, Section 8. Note the “limited times” not forever as a part of someone’s estate.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I like the headline on the paper!
    “Gibberish replaces English as official Language”
    Must he the FAUX Noise edition…

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, 10 months ago

    @surfstuff55

    There’s a very sad and rather convoluted strory regarding the origin of the Happy Birthday Song and the copyright battle – still extant. NPR did an interesting feature on it recently when discussing copyright laws.

  9. Cloudster

    Cloudster said, 10 months ago

    Remember the Aussie rock band Men At Work? They were sued for the flute phrasing in Do You Come From The Land Down Under. They took it from an ancient aboriginal tune, clearly not copyrighted, which had been incorporated in to a Australian Boy Scout (or equiv) camping song, and somehow that song ended up under copyright. MAW lost their defense by saying it was from an old aboriginal tune even though it was demonstrably true.

    There can be reasonable copyright, but because of The Mouse That Cannot Die, we’re probably doomed.

  10. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Sherlock Watson

    As with many other things, there’s a line of reason that can be crossed. Using copyright to protect the original creator’s ability to profit from a work for a certain amount of time? That’s fine. Using copyright to “lock down” a concept in perpetuity for a corporate entity, or to “adapt” a public work and then hold all rights to it in any form? That kills creativity, and with current trends it won’t be much longer before we have to pay a licensing fee to some conglomerate for just about anything we want to use ourselves.

  11. pcolli

    pcolli said, 10 months ago

    @Linguist

    I think it’s just the tune that’s copyrighted, as the original words were “Good morning to you”.

  12. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, 10 months ago

    About 45 years ago Sonny Bono wrote “I Got You Babe” under the 1909 copyright law (the creator of a work is protected from infiringement for 28 years with the option to renew for another 28 years) in faith that Chastity (as Chaz was then) would earn enough by her own efforts that she wouldn’t need the royalties from it to pay for her nursing home. By the time he reached Congress he had lost that faith and proposed (and his widow pushed through) the 1998 law that copyrights works for 95 years or the life of the author plus 75 years.

  13. FlaviaR

    FlaviaR said, 10 months ago

    @Kali39

    Actually, we did claim that. And be glad, because you don’t want all of the 10 Commandments, as they were originally written, to be applied to you…

  14. Refresh Comments.