Ali Sternburg | 2 Sep 16:31 2011
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Job Opening at The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP)

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) has an entry-level staff position open to help administer its energetic academic and public interest program in intellectual property and information law.

 

The position will work with PIJIP staff and faculty to plan events on intellectual property and information law topics and help administer all aspects of the program including financial record keeping, contacts management, office management and executive assistant tasks. The position will also serve as a communications specialist to help disseminate information about PIJIP projects and events, particularly through social networking and web-based communications.

 

This is a full time position with full benefits, including tuition remission for any educational program at American University and any of its graduate programs (admission to degree programs required), up to 8 credits per semester and 20 credits per year.  For full benefits information, see:www.american.edu/hr/Benefits.cfm

 

Basic requirements include:

-          an undergraduate degree,

-          strong organizational and planning skills,

-          strong Word, Excel skills,

-          knowledge of common web tools, such as Google Docs, Dropbox, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Preferred skills include:

-          WordPress familiarity

-          knowledge of DATATEL or other database software.

 

All applications must be submitted online through the AU portal at https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1456 . 


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Samuel Klein | 2 Sep 16:52 2011
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Re: Free, Online P2PU Course about Editing Wikipedia

Matt Senate, WikiHero :)
(Not to be confused with the never-integrated hieroglyphics project
WikiHiero...)

How many people are you happy to facilitate?  We could get a lot of
newbie Wikiepdians to join by advertising this on the newbie-mentoring
pages or even the default template that newbies get for a few weeks
leading up to it.

SJ

On 8/29/11, Matthew Senate <mattsenate <at> berkeley.edu> wrote:
> http://p2pu.org/en/groups/wikipedia-aim-for-featured-article/
>
> Starting Sept 22, I'm facilitating a free, Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU)
> course for anyone who wants to learn how to edit Wikipedia! The idea is to
> aim for "Featured Article" quality just to find out what it may take--and if
> we fall short, we still have learned and done quite a bit! It's going to
> last 10 weeks, meeting once a week (thinking Thursdays after 7pm). Share far
> and wide ;)
>
> - Matt
>

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Zachary McDowell | 2 Sep 17:23 2011
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Re: Free, Online P2PU Course about Editing Wikipedia

Matt and others,
Awesome! I'm teaching a class this semester at UMass that is part of the Wikipedia US Education program.
I've got my site set up already if you want to check it out - 

bit.ly/writecomm

If timing works out right maybe we could get the courses to interact / team up / get some sort of synergy. 

Zach

On Sep 2, 2011, at 10:52 AM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> Matt Senate, WikiHero :)
> (Not to be confused with the never-integrated hieroglyphics project
> WikiHiero...)
> 
> How many people are you happy to facilitate?  We could get a lot of
> newbie Wikiepdians to join by advertising this on the newbie-mentoring
> pages or even the default template that newbies get for a few weeks
> leading up to it.
> 
> SJ
> 
> On 8/29/11, Matthew Senate <mattsenate <at> berkeley.edu> wrote:
>> http://p2pu.org/en/groups/wikipedia-aim-for-featured-article/
>> 
>> Starting Sept 22, I'm facilitating a free, Peer-to-Peer University (P2PU)
>> course for anyone who wants to learn how to edit Wikipedia! The idea is to
>> aim for "Featured Article" quality just to find out what it may take--and if
>> we fall short, we still have learned and done quite a bit! It's going to
>> last 10 weeks, meeting once a week (thinking Thursdays after 7pm). Share far
>> and wide ;)
>> 
>> - Matt
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Samuel Klein          identi.ca:sj           w:user:sj          +1 617 529
> 4266
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Parker | 6 Sep 00:37 2011
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Fwd: [Noisebridge-discuss] Invitation to Open Science Summit 2011

Thought this would interest some free culturites!

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Date: Aug 28, 2011 5:01 PM
Subject: [Noisebridge-discuss] Invitation to Open Science Summit 2011
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Hey everyone! Heard of the Open Science Summit 2011? No? Then hurry up and check it out! Early registration discounts until Sept. 1st, and scholarships for students.

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This Fall, Scientists, Hackers, Students, Patients, and Activists, Entrepreneurs, Funders, Citizens - in short, anyone who cares passionately about unleashing the full potential of Open Science to solve the big problems confronting humanity - will be gathering to consider the disruptive changes required to improve the functioning of 21st science, including institutional changes, new infrastructure for data driven science, and new practices.

What could be more important than making Science and Technology work more effectively for all humanity? The Open Science Summit is the first and only event examining the full spectrum of the most crucial policy questions affecting the future of science.

Topics include: Synthetic Biology, Open Data, Open Access, Microfinance for Science, Citizen science, DIY Biology, Alternative Funding for Research, Open Source Drug Discovery, The Future of Patents, Accelerating Innovation, Open Genomics/Medicine, Open Hardware, Open Education, and More!

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OPEN SCIENCE SUMMIT 2011: OPENING THE DOOR TO INNOVATION.

Historic Open Science Alliance to Launch at Summit, Oct 22-23 at Computer History Museum MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA August 23, 2011

-- On October 22-23, an expected 450 people will gather at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum, launching an initiative to make science more efficient, collaborative and productive.

Whether by sharing research data, publishing work to be freely accessible, providing community access to lab space or collaborating across industry, academia & society, people across the world are improving science by opening up. Given the magnitude of our world’s unmet challenges, founder Joseph Jackson says “we must grasp this opportunity to embrace open science.” The advent of social networking among scientists, increased public scrutiny and a revolution in computing speed have all had a hand in creating this historic moment.

“Open science represents a different kind of science.  With the advent of massive computational power, there is a new way to do science and that often goes hand and hand with openness - and if you go with the traditional model, you’re ossified.”
- Tomas Goetz, Wired.

The Open Science Summit is the first event of its kind, uniting open science advocates of all disciplines: everyone from citizen scientists to academic researchers and multinational corporations. For all their differences, these groups share one ambition: to make scientific research more public, sharable and scalable. Last year’s inaugural event saw over 300 attendees and nationwide media impact. This year, the Open Science Summit proves that Open Science is global and here to stay through the launch of the Open Science Alliance, an official coalition of these many complementary movements. The Alliance will launch a developer’s challenge this Spring, incentivizing students to develop solutions that benefit open science, as well as a number of joint publications and advocacy campaigns.

This year, open science has shown promise in crowd-sourcing clinical trials, determining interactions between genome-based and microbe-driven illnesses and even finding lost family members. This year’s Open Science Summit features a medical research track, exploring 2010-11 innovations and a pitch session where startups will present their contributions to open science collaboration. Confirmed speakers include recently-published Misha Angrist from Duke, Rade Drmanac, founder of Complete Genomics and Victoria Stodden, statistics professor at Columbia.

“Openness by far and away will win out if we actually measure people by their true contribution,” says Professor Jonathan Eisen. With that in mind, the Summit has a track dedicated toward new ideas on giving researchers due credit - and due reward - in an open science system. Confirmed speakers for this track include James Love of Knowledge Ecology International and David Thomson of UCSF. The summit also provides two more tracks: one dedicated to group problem-
solving to address barriers to open science, and the other dedicated to youth education and advocacy around opening up. Visithttp://opensciencesummit.com for more details.

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Kevin Driscoll | 6 Sep 00:51 2011

Best of... copyright notices

Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
his warning.

http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/

Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?

Kevin

--

Full text:

Copyright Notice by PZ 	

from Paul Zukofsky

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.

All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
is congruent with that hope.

Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
“fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.

In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.

1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
likely I am to grant permission.

2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
prevent all such quotation.

3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
unpublished material than on already published material.

4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.

5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
LZ in their "blogs".

6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
little as possible. That will minimize your cost.

Final points.

I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
will not eat”.

Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
contempt.

Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
that you have not, there will be trouble.

Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
out, than outside pissing in”.

PZ

Hong Kong

Sept. 17, 2009
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Genevieve Bentz | 6 Sep 00:56 2011
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Re: Best of... copyright notices

I know James Joyce's heir is similarly snarky and aggressive under the aegis of "economic protection." I
shall try to track down the announcement.

- gen

On Sep 5, 2011, at 6:51 PM, Kevin Driscoll wrote:

> Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
> Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
> plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
> another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
> his warning.
> 
> http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/
> 
> Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?
> 
> Kevin
> 
> --
> 
> Full text:
> 
> Copyright Notice by PZ 	
> 
> from Paul Zukofsky
> 
> 
> TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
> 
> Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
> been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
> do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
> then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
> MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
> potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
> not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.
> 
> All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
> for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
> property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
> those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
> truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
> the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
> allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
> is congruent with that hope.
> 
> Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
> see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
> “fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
> take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
> respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
> fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
> matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
> three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.
> 
> In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
> urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
> Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
> far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
> will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
> should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
> the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
> must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.
> 
> 1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
> from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
> of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
> so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
> the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
> within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
> publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
> you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
> likely I am to grant permission.
> 
> 2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
> having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
> without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
> permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
> all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
> and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
> prevent all such quotation.
> 
> 3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
> such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
> received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
> refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
> publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
> unpublished material than on already published material.
> 
> 4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
> require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
> wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.
> 
> 5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
> LZ in their "blogs".
> 
> 6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
> books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
> quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
> little as possible. That will minimize your cost.
> 
> Final points.
> 
> I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
> art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
> but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
> job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
> quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
> tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
> father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
> self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
> that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
> will not eat”.
> 
> Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
> hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
> protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
> the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
> said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
> parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
> shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
> quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
> contempt.
> 
> Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
> you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
> that you have not, there will be trouble.
> 
> Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
> but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
> been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
> and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
> J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
> out, than outside pissing in”.
> 
> PZ
> 
> Hong Kong
> 
> Sept. 17, 2009
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss <at> freeculture.org
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Thomas Levine | 6 Sep 00:59 2011
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Re: Best of... copyright notices

Can anyone tell me whether Paul is serious?

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Kevin Driscoll <kevin <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
> Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
> Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
> plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
> another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
> his warning.
>
> http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/
>
> Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?
>
> Kevin
>
> --
>
> Full text:
>
> Copyright Notice by PZ
>
> from Paul Zukofsky
>
>
> TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
>
> Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
> been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
> do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
> then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
> MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
> potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
> not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.
>
> All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
> for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
> property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
> those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
> truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
> the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
> allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
> is congruent with that hope.
>
> Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
> see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
> “fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
> take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
> respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
> fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
> matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
> three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.
>
> In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
> urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
> Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
> far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
> will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
> should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
> the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
> must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.
>
> 1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
> from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
> of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
> so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
> the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
> within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
> publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
> you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
> likely I am to grant permission.
>
> 2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
> having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
> without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
> permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
> all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
> and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
> prevent all such quotation.
>
> 3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
> such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
> received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
> refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
> publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
> unpublished material than on already published material.
>
> 4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
> require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
> wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.
>
> 5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
> LZ in their "blogs".
>
> 6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
> books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
> quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
> little as possible. That will minimize your cost.
>
> Final points.
>
> I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
> art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
> but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
> job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
> quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
> tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
> father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
> self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
> that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
> will not eat”.
>
> Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
> hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
> protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
> the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
> said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
> parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
> shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
> quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
> contempt.
>
> Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
> you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
> that you have not, there will be trouble.
>
> Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
> but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
> been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
> and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
> J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
> out, than outside pissing in”.
>
> PZ
>
> Hong Kong
>
> Sept. 17, 2009
> _______________________________________________
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Parker Higgins | 6 Sep 01:02 2011
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Re: Best of... copyright notices

It's an old favorite, and I imagine many on this list will have seen it before, but Woody Guthrie's "standard copyright notice" was good and atypical. Of course, it took a substantially different stance:

"This song is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don't give a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do."

Lots of places have written about that (boingboing credits EFF who credit CC) and I like it!

Parker

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM, Kevin Driscoll <kevin <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
his warning.

http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/

Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?

Kevin

--

Full text:

Copyright Notice by PZ

from Paul Zukofsky


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN

Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.

All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
is congruent with that hope.

Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
“fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.

In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.

1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
likely I am to grant permission.

2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
prevent all such quotation.

3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
unpublished material than on already published material.

4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.

5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
LZ in their "blogs".

6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
little as possible. That will minimize your cost.

Final points.

I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
will not eat”.

Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
contempt.

Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
that you have not, there will be trouble.

Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
out, than outside pissing in”.

PZ

Hong Kong

Sept. 17, 2009
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Ben Moskowitz | 6 Sep 01:09 2011
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Re: Best of... copyright notices

really can't tell. but, in case he is, i think our new campaign should be to quote the shit out of his father.

On Sep 5, 2011, at 3:59 PM, Thomas Levine wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether Paul is serious?
> 
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Kevin Driscoll <kevin <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
>> Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
>> Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
>> plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
>> another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
>> his warning.
>> 
>> http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/
>> 
>> Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?
>> 
>> Kevin
>> 
>> --
>> 
>> Full text:
>> 
>> Copyright Notice by PZ
>> 
>> from Paul Zukofsky
>> 
>> 
>> TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
>> 
>> Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
>> been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
>> do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
>> then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
>> MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
>> potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
>> not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.
>> 
>> All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
>> for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
>> property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
>> those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
>> truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
>> the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
>> allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
>> is congruent with that hope.
>> 
>> Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
>> see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
>> “fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
>> take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
>> respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
>> fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
>> matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
>> three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.
>> 
>> In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
>> urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
>> Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
>> far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
>> will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
>> should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
>> the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
>> must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.
>> 
>> 1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
>> from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
>> of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
>> so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
>> the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
>> within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
>> publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
>> you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
>> likely I am to grant permission.
>> 
>> 2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
>> having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
>> without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
>> permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
>> all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
>> and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
>> prevent all such quotation.
>> 
>> 3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
>> such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
>> received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
>> refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
>> publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
>> unpublished material than on already published material.
>> 
>> 4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
>> require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
>> wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.
>> 
>> 5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
>> LZ in their "blogs".
>> 
>> 6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
>> books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
>> quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
>> little as possible. That will minimize your cost.
>> 
>> Final points.
>> 
>> I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
>> art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
>> but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
>> job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
>> quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
>> tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
>> father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
>> self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
>> that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
>> will not eat”.
>> 
>> Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
>> hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
>> protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
>> the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
>> said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
>> parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
>> shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
>> quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
>> contempt.
>> 
>> Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
>> you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
>> that you have not, there will be trouble.
>> 
>> Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
>> but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
>> been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
>> and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
>> J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
>> out, than outside pissing in”.
>> 
>> PZ
>> 
>> Hong Kong
>> 
>> Sept. 17, 2009
>> _______________________________________________
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss <at> freeculture.org
>> http://lists.freeculture.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
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>> 
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Alex Leavitt | 6 Sep 01:39 2011
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Re: Best of... copyright notices

http://fuckyeahlouiszukofskyquotes.tumblr.com is free. Just sayin'.



On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 4:09 PM, Ben Moskowitz <benrito <at> gmail.com> wrote:
really can't tell. but, in case he is, i think our new campaign should be to quote the shit out of his father.

On Sep 5, 2011, at 3:59 PM, Thomas Levine wrote:

> Can anyone tell me whether Paul is serious?
>
> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Kevin Driscoll <kevin <at> freeculture.org> wrote:
>> Just came across a brilliant copyright notice penned by the son of
>> Louis Zukofsky. Among its finer moments is one passage in which he
>> plainly discourages the reader from studying his father's works and
>> another in which he threatens to sue graduate students who do not heed
>> his warning.
>>
>> http://www.z-site.net/copyright-notice-by-pz/
>>
>> Can anyone recommend similarly atypical copyright notices?
>>
>> Kevin
>>
>> --
>>
>> Full text:
>>
>> Copyright Notice by PZ
>>
>> from Paul Zukofsky
>>
>>
>> TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
>>
>> Far too many people, especially perhaps-innocent grad. students, have
>> been misled into thinking that, in terms of quoting LZ or CZ, they may
>> do what they want, and do not have to worry about me. These people are
>> then suddenly faced with the reality of an irascible, recalcitrant
>> MOI, and are confronted with the very real prospect of years of work
>> potentially down the tubes. I therefore wish to post an obvious "do
>> not trespass" sign where LZ aficionados may see it.
>>
>> All Louis and Celia Zukofsky is still copyright, and will remain so
>> for many many years. I own all of these copyrights, and they are my
>> property, and I insist upon deriving income from that property. For
>> those of you convinced that LZ would find my stance abhorrent, the
>> truth is that he kept all copyrights (initially in his name) as he had
>> the rather absurd idea that said copyrights would be sufficient to
>> allow for the economic survival of my mother, and their son. My stance
>> is congruent with that hope.
>>
>> Despite what you may have been told, you may not use LZ’s words as you
>> see fit, as if you owned them, while you hide behind the rubric of
>> “fair use”. “Fair use” is a very-broadly defined doctrine, of which I
>> take a very narrow interpretation, and I expect my views to be
>> respected. We can therefore either more or less amicably work out the
>> fees that I demand; you can remove all quotation; or we can turn the
>> matter over to lawyers, this last solution being the worst of the
>> three, but one which I will use if I need to enforce my rights.
>>
>> In general, as a matter of principle, and for your own well-being, I
>> urge you to not work on Louis Zukofsky, and prefer that you do not.
>> Working on LZ will be far more trouble than it is worth. You will be
>> far more appreciated working on some author whose copyright holder(s)
>> will actually cherish you, and/or your work. I do not, and no one
>> should work under those conditions. However, if you have no choice in
>> the matter, here are the procedures that I insist upon, and what you
>> must do if you wish to spare yourself as much grief as possible.
>>
>> 1-- people who want to do their dissertation on LZ, or want to quote
>> from him in their diss., must, if only as a common courtesy, inform me
>> of their desire to use this material, and obtain my permission to do
>> so. If you do that, and if I agree, the permission will be only for
>> the purposes of the diss. and there will be no charge for limited use
>> within the diss. You will not be allowed to distribute the diss.
>> publicly. Distribution via on-line publication is not allowed. I urge
>> you to keep quotation to a minimum, as the more quotation, the less
>> likely I am to grant permission.
>>
>> 2-- people who quote Louis Zukofsky in their dissertations without
>> having had the courtesy to request my permission, and who do so
>> without having obtained my permission to quote LZ, do not have
>> permission to use LZ quotations, and will, in the future, be refused
>> all permission to quote any and all LZ in their future publications,
>> and I promise to do my utmost to hamper, hinder, and preferably
>> prevent all such quotation.
>>
>> 3-- people who obtain copies of LZ manuscripts, marginalia, etc. etc.
>> such as at UTexas or elsewhere, and who have not first requested and
>> received my permission to have such copies made, will thereafter be
>> refused permission to use any such materials in any of their future
>> publications. Note that fair use is far more restrictive on
>> unpublished material than on already published material.
>>
>> 4-- people who wish to perform LZ or CZ (“A-24”; the “Masque” etc)
>> require performance rights from me. A fee will be charged. People who
>> wish to set LZ to music also require permission to do so.
>>
>> 5-- I forbid so-called electronic "publication". People may not quote
>> LZ in their "blogs".
>>
>> 6-- if you proceed to the point of publishing articles in journals,
>> books etc, or if you publish a book, you must obtain my permission to
>> quote, and fees will be charged. Once again I urge you to quote as
>> little as possible. That will minimize your cost.
>>
>> Final points.
>>
>> I can perhaps understand your misguided interest in literature, music,
>> art, etc. I would be suspicious of your interest in Louis Zukofsky,
>> but might eventually accept it. I can applaud your desire to obtain a
>> job, any job, although why in your chosen so-called profession is
>> quite beyond me; but one line you may not cross i.e. never never ever
>> tell me that your work is to be valued by me because it promotes my
>> father. Doing that will earn my life-long permanent enmity. Your
>> self-interest(s) I may understand, perhaps even agree with; but beyond
>> that, in the words of e.e.cummings quoting Olaf: “there is some s I
>> will not eat”.
>>
>> Next, other than for the following, I am not trying to censor you. I
>> hardly give a damn what is said about my father (I am far more
>> protective of my mother) as long as the name is spelled properly, and
>> the fees are paid. My interest is almost purely economic. That being
>> said, I do not approve of delving into the personal lives of my
>> parents. If you wish to spend your time worrying if LZ did or did not
>> shtupp alligators, that is your problem, but I will not approve
>> quotation. That is not scholarship. That is gossip, and beneath
>> contempt.
>>
>> Third, do not lie, or try to dissemble. If I ask for something, and
>> you agree, be certain that you do it. If I find out after the fact
>> that you have not, there will be trouble.
>>
>> Finally, when all else fails, and you remain hell-bent on quoting LZ,
>> but you really, really REALLY do not want to deal with me, or you have
>> been stupidly advised to try to circumvent me -- remind yourself again
>> and again, and yet once more, what Lyndon Baines Johnson’s said about
>> J. Edgar Hoover i.e.: “I’d rather have him inside the tent pissing
>> out, than outside pissing in”.
>>
>> PZ
>>
>> Hong Kong
>>
>> Sept. 17, 2009
>> _______________________________________________
>> Discuss mailing list
>> Discuss <at> freeculture.org
>> http://lists.freeculture.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss
>> FAQ: http://wiki.freeculture.org/Fc-discuss
>>
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