Who's claiming copyright on the Prism logo?


28 Responses to “Who's claiming copyright on the Prism logo?”

  1. Bart says:

    I’d guess whatever record company currently owns the rights to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

  2. Jim Tuck says:

    Probably a bogus complaint from someone else who had the same idea. 

  3. SebastianBassi says:

    Are the take down request anonymous? 

  4. Dubularity says:

    Ha! IPKat had an article about this earlier http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/thinking-of-making-money-from-prism.html

  5. Boundegar says:

    It seems like any more it doesn’t matter who generated the takedown. It could be some six-year-old felon, it’s still treated as valid, unless Read can
     - find the sender of the notice.
     - demonstrate they don’t actually hold the rights.
     - get somebody at Zazzle to give a damn, enough to risk their job if Read is wrong.

    One hell of a burden of proof, especially when trolls can run shell companies within shell companies.

    • Seems like a dumb way to police it. Maybe if anonymous issued a takedown request for every item in the store, maybe that would encourage them to consider a sensible policy.

      • Boundegar says:

        I’ve often wondered if the answer might be flooding the system with thousands of bogus notices for Sony’s entire catalog, for example. At what point would the powers decide the system is broken?

  6. Andrew Singleton says:

    I thought things made by or for the government (PSA type ‘duck and cover’ movies) were automatically pub domain.

    • kinscore says:

      Things made by the federal government cannot be copyrighted, but things made by non-federal government or made for the federal government can be, and the federal government can hold copyright transferred to it.

  7. Jake0748 says:

    Copyright/Patent trolls, obviously.  Maybe Prenda?

  8. I would like to point out that Zazzle’s method of dealing with Copyright issues is not at all in line with how a rational person would handle Copyright issues.  For example:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/pip_r_lagenta/3328737287/

    • Tribune says:

      So God is sending Zazzle takedown orders?

    • Dan Morrison says:

       That was .. disconcerting.
      I followed that link. The image was too small to read. My browser showed a magnifying glass so I clicked. Something happened but it was still too small to read. I clicked magnify again and … I ended up looking at a fat guy in a pond with a ukulele. 
      Hail Eris!

      • Andrew Singleton says:

        Increase magnification.

      •  Flickr continues to have some user interface design issues.  However, the text of the of the letter from Zazzle that is in the image is also reprinted in the “description” below the image (which, on my computer, is inconveniently off screen so that I must scroll down to see it).  Additionally, you can “right click” on the image and choose a larger image.
        But if you *like* the fat guy by the pond with the ukulele, I have a video here:   http://youtu.be/zvYEv5EjJzE

  9. xenopus says:

    I want one. Anyone feel like throwing up a replacement?

  10. pltz says:

    I think I’m going to add a “Message has been scanned by PRISM” signature on my email, it’s not as accurate as McAfee for trapping viruses, but it’ll detect almost 100% terrorists.

  11. euansmith says:

    So Adam Hart-Davis might be a front for the NSA? I always thought it was a bit suspicious how he used to cycle all over the country covering, “local history”.

    • Gilbert Wham says:

       As an aside, why is he not on telly any more? He’s mint.

      • euansmith says:

         Indeed I used to really look forward to his “Local Heroes” series. Maybe his work here is done and he has returned to his Controller for fresh instructions.

  12. lou messing says:

    Adam Hart-Davis : Atom Heart Mother?

  13. safetyotter says:

    It’s an old image.  I worked for a company that used the same image as a
    LCD background for a mock up for a brochure in 2003. I think we
    randomly pulled it off of google image search at the time.

  14. Maik Badtke says:

    Pink Floyd did it.

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