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(The Awl)   Bad: You publish a March Madness-esque NCAA school tuition bracket. Worse: Dozens of publishers steal it. Fark: You invoice them. TotalFark: Only one publisher does the right thing and actually pays you for the usage rights. UltraFark: Microsoft   (theawl.com) divider line 14
    More: Ironic, NCAA, Australian Radio Stations, Clear Channel, CBS Radio Inc.  
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2013-05-29 12:11:11 AM
"March Madness" is a trademark.  Watch out for your cornhole, bud.
 
2013-05-29 12:48:20 AM
I'm surprised that CBS or Clear Channel didn't issue a DMCA take down of his original work as it infringed on the work they had stolen from him.  I mean if he's got it posted and they have it posted, then they must be the legitimate owners.
 
2013-05-29 07:44:40 AM
I actually read that whole article. Didn't click any ads tho....
 
2013-05-29 07:45:12 AM
Maybe it's just early but I couldn't even farking read that mess
 
2013-05-29 07:51:39 AM
The Awl, is that a leather stitching blog?
 
2013-05-29 08:08:00 AM
Dumping this crap article and linking to the bracket would have been a more interesting discussion subject.
 
2013-05-29 08:10:18 AM
Is a chart of school names arranged by tuition a creative work protected by copyright? Arguable, but my inclination would be yes.

Did MSN do the right thing? No, they wouldn't have republished without permission in the first place.
 
2013-05-29 08:58:20 AM

Sliding Carp: "March Madness" is a trademark.  Watch out for your cornhole, bud.


Clearly parodying it, so that is protected under copyright.
 
2013-05-29 10:43:23 AM

xria: Sliding Carp: "March Madness" is a trademark.  Watch out for your cornhole, bud.

Clearly parodying it, so that is protected under copyright.


They've got the same number of letters, so they're the same thing, right?
 
2013-05-29 10:43:24 AM

xria: Sliding Carp: "March Madness" is a trademark.  Watch out for your cornhole, bud.

Clearly parodying it, so that is protected under copyright.


Trademark is not copyright.
 
2013-05-29 02:33:39 PM
It's to the point that every time I see the good/bad/Fark headline meme I want to get stabby. Surely I'm not the only one.
 
2013-05-29 02:37:42 PM
...and especially this headline. It doesn't make sense on any level. Why is it bad to "publish" a March Madness-esque NCAA school tuition bracket? Why would it be worse for others to repost it? What does Fark have to do with invoicing them for it? Why is it twisted that Microsoft paid for content? They constantly sue others for infringement. It would only be ironic if they didn't.

How about this:

Bad: Your headline. Worse: How you should feel about it. Fark: yourself, Subby.
 
2013-05-29 02:51:19 PM

Sliding Carp: xria: Sliding Carp: "March Madness" is a trademark.  Watch out for your cornhole, bud.

Clearly parodying it, so that is protected under copyright.

Trademark is not copyright.


Clearly a parody that does not dilute the original trademark, so that's not actionable under trademark infringement.

For an in-depth discussion of parody in trademark law, see  Louis Vuitton v. Haute Diggity Dog

Yes, that's a real case.
 
2013-05-29 04:44:55 PM

Boxcutta: Why is it bad to "publish" a March Madness-esque NCAA school tuition bracket?


Because it's stupid.

Boxcutta: Why would it be worse for others to repost it?


Because that's stealing someone else's work.

Boxcutta: What does Fark have to do with invoicing them for it?


Nothing.  "Bad: Worse: Fark: TotalFark: Ultrafark" is a headline meme where presumably things begin out bad and then degenerate into "TotalFark" levels of stupidity.

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Boxcutta: Why is it twisted that Microsoft paid for content?


Given it's previous business practices, it's twisted that ONLY Microsoft paid for content.
/not subby

Boxcutta: Bad: Your headline. Worse: How you should feel about it. Fark: yourself, Subby.


Okay that's funny.  You 1  Subby 0.
 
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