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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Do you really LOVE copyright? A Katcontest for younger copyright enthusiasts

Copyright lover and poet?
This competition is for you!
This Kat will be speaking at the forthcoming Copyright and Technology Conference, that will be held in London on 17 October 2013.

The organisers have just informed her that she can invite one lucky person to attend the conference for free, instead of having to pay the £249 registration fee. 

Mindful of the fact that younger copyright enthusiasts with limited financial support from their own organisations might find ... let's just say "challenging" to attend these sorts of events, this Kat has decided to donate her own complimentary ticket to the creative soul who will complete the following stanza in the most original (not just for the sake of copyright protection!) and amusing (at least according to peculiarly feline sense of humour) way:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Copyright is ...

This is not the only good news. Fellow speaker Emma Linklater, a talented PhD researcher at this Kat's former institution (the European University Institute) has also agreed to donate her own complimentary ticket.

This means that two lucky copyright enthusiasts will be able to attend this great event.

The only requirement to enter the Katcontest is to be under 33 years old (this means that oldest entrants were born in 1980).

Entries must be submitted by Thursday 3 October 11 pm GMT (tomorrow) to the following email address: copyrightkatcontest@gmail.com

The IPKat will publish the best entries, so do please also provide an irrevocable gratuitous and non-exclusive licence when submitting your original work. 


Good luck! 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Copyright's dead
Via digital coup

patently said...

I don't think I count as "young" any more, so don't really qualify for the competition. I couldn't resist the chance to submit this one, though:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Copyright is not limited to works that rhyme and scan properly,
Such as this one.

:o)

Ice ice baby said...


Roses are red
Violets are blue
Copyright is king
Vanilla Ice knows it too

Anonymous said...

I say:-

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Copyright is something that you can overdo

The benefit to society
defies all propriety

Can't it be replaced with something anew?

Ashley

PS Eleonora, you know that I am a little to old to qualify but I thought that I'd play anyway.

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I invented something
Also-rans: "Me too, me too"

(not eligible for the contest, but wanted to plug a critical difference between copyright and patents in that patent infringement is a strict liability with no independent creation defense - for a reason)

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Copyright seems to rhyme with fight

Christina M said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue
Copyright is FUN
It's honestly true!

Anonymous said...

Christina M at 22:03:00 BST inspired me to write the last line:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Copyright seems to rhyme with fight
What one creates two hundred sue

Anonymous said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I own the rights to that poem
Take down this thread

(no, I don't own the rights, but someone might, and is this not clearly a derivative work(s) that impinges on the copyright of that creator?)

Eleonora Rosati said...

@ Anonymous 12:53: Could well be, but Wikipedia tells me that the origins of the poem trace back to Edmund Spenser (1590) ...

Eleonora Rosati said...

@ Ashley: Great poem!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Eleonora.

It appears that Mr. Spenser did not have the same connections that a certain rodent has...

;-)

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