File-sharing and the unlicensed distribution of copyrighted works has been the subject of a massive amount of copyright litigation.
I was hoping to approach questions of race, gender, and class. You said they were up against one another, fighting. There was my classmate Joaqin, tall thin, his shoulders bony, his eyes dark and haunted. Joaquin’s art was wispy, more line and inference than the abstract painted blocks and buxom Matisse imitations so many of us produced.Wong chose retaliation and is now suing Hard Drive seeking declaratory relief against Hard Drive’s harassment. Wong is arguing that she did not download the adult work and that she could not infringe on Hard Drive’s copyrights as “Amateur Allure Jen” is not entitled to copyright protection. An argument in favor of refusing copyright protection is the very reason why copyright protection is granted in the first place: it gives incentives for creation. consists of or comprises immoral, deceptive, or scandalous matter….” 15 U. The strength of a defense based on the non-copyrightability of pornography rests on whether pornography promotes the progress of science and useful arts as prescribed by the Copyright Clause of the U. Allowing copyright protection on pornographic works, then, would only give more incentive for pornographic creations. In those days, to declare you were queer, you flamed and ignited the imaginations, hopes, and fears, of the rest of us in our shocking pink turtlenecks and button down shirts and denim skirts and bohemian black tights.Joaquin and Barry, Nancy and Lisette: the faggots burning among us chicken shits, most of us “liberals,” but afraid to step up. COLLEGE I was at Barnard College when two women were expelled. No one came forward and said, “These are my friends.