Cover to Cover #364B: Intellectual Property and Infringement

Discussion: Continuing the discussion from Show #364A, on whether or not fan fiction and other derivative works are indeed copyright infringement, and the implied or actual harm done to the owner of the property in question. Mike and Mike dance through various scenarios of what is legal and permissible, and what is copyright infringement and actionable regarding ownership of intellectual properties (books, movies, etc).

Do consumers of the fanfic and the unauthorized works help or hurt the original creators? Is the corporate trend of preventing works from going into the public domain after a reasonable amount of time hurting creators even more? Join the argument!

Listener Review: A "Cover to Cover" listener review of The Mirrored Heavens by David J. Williams.

The Library: New to the Library this week: Wireless by Charles Stross; Gamer Fantastic edited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes; Winter Duty by E. E. Knight; Divisions by Ken MacLeod; Haze by L. E. Modesitt, Jr; Hylozoic by Rudy Rucker.

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