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Friday, October 16, 2009

Ben Huh on Copyright

Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger Network (LOLCats, FAILBlog, IMMD, Totally Looks Like, etc) spoke at a Google DC Talk.
Three gems on copyright:
  • The US has been extremely productive at the creation of culture. New culture has a relationship with previous culture. The laws don't reflect that.
When asked how would he like it if someone downloaded one of his websites and printed a book out it?
  • That's not a theoretical question. Someone did and the book hasn't sold well. Our audience supports us, we are all part of a community.
and
  • If we can't beat a copycat at our own game, we suck.