Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Will Miss #28 - copyright infringement
The copyright laws are different in Japan so you find that the ludicrously long duration on some copyrights by big businesses (*cough*Disney*cough*) in America are not an issue here. Also, Japan isn't as litigious as the U.S. so relatively small acts of infringement tend not to get copyright lawyers' undies wadded up into such big bunches. Knowing that big business can't buy the political influence to gut fair use somewhere in the world is gratifying on a certain level.
I'll miss seeing things that give me a sense that someone somewhere is sticking it to the man in a small way, and the man just can't be bothered to do anything about it.