Trademark News & Screw-ups RICHARD PRINCE MAY SOON GET WHAT’S BEEN COMING | JUDGE SAYS COPYRIGHT CASE GOES FORWARD

It's a sad day when you realize that anti-IP crusaders have created an environment when blatant copyright infringement is something that needs discussion and, even worse, litigation. There used to be a time when if you stole someone else's works and profited from them, it was a no-brainer that you should be punished for it. But various "IP should be free" and "copyleft" warriors keep pushing the boundaries of "fair use" and "fair dealing" and would have you believe that pretty much every use is fair as long as it generates a happy audience. This creates an absurd argument that intellectual property only protects that which no one wants to use, while the works that actually of some interest to the public should not be protected. It's great to see some pushback towards common sense. It's sad when such pushback is news and not what everyone takes for granted.

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