Morning Coffee – 22 January 2018

Here are a few stories to read this morning.

  1. The Strange Copyright of Doctor Who (Plagiarism Today)
  2. Satan Makes His Pitch to (McSweeney’s)
  3. The eight teams at Rakuten Kobo who look through your EPUBs (Booknet Canada)
  4. HuffPost, Breaking From Its Roots, Ends Unpaid Contributions (NYTimes)
  5. Playboy is suing Boing Boing – but linking is not copyright infringement (BoingBoing)

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Tudley22 January, 2018

    The copyright thing is what makes (for lack of a better term) the expanded universe of Doctor Who so much fun. There are Erimem novels (companion to the Fifth Doctor in Big Finish audios), Faction Paradox novels and audios (spun off from the Eighth Doctor novels), Bernice Summerfield novels and audios (spun off from the New Adventures novels that featured the Seventh Doctor), Iris Wildthyme books and audios (an original Paul Magrs character incorporated into a couple of his Eighth Doctor novels and spun off hither and yon), Senor 105 stories (spun off from the Iris spinoffs), Time Hunter novellas (spun off from another licenced Doctor Who book), a few issues of a Miranda comic (spun off from an Eighth Doctor novel), and no doubt a few I’m forgetting. But the universe of Doctor Who is so large that it’s easy to spin something off without worrying about treading on the BBC’s copyrighted material. As I say, it’s a lot of fun.


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