On Copyrights

I was rereading Confessions of an Undercover Internet Troll, and noticed something interesting about how the blog described in the book got started. The character known as Hoggy hired the author to write the blog, offering to pay him with a cut of money raised via Hoggy’s tip jar. If that’s true, then all of the TMZ blog posts contained in the book should be work-for-hire and, therefore, should belong to Hoggy.


UPDATE—After my conversation with CreateSpace this morning, this is what searching for the Cabin Boy’s™ book turned up on Amazon at 12:15 ET this afternoon.Amazon_Confessions_20151124


Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

popcorn4bkNot everything is proceeding as I have foreseen. Yesterday, something went better than expected.

Much, much better.


Now, about the Cabin Boy’s™ continuing breach of the settlement agreement to the Hoge v. Schmalfelt copyright lawsuit, I’ll limit myself to the following statement: I have reviewed the matter with counsel and have decided that it will be in my interest to enforce the agreement. However, I do not wish to publicly discuss the timing or exact manner of enforcement prior to taking action. Frankly, there are more important issues in the queue, but I will get around to dealing with the Cabin Boy’s™ infringement.

Murum aries attigit.

UPDATE—I’ll just leave this right here.MLTFTK_registration