January 26, 2005

FBI part 2

So the FBI pretty much said, "what warning? We don't have anything to do with that warning. We don't care if someone watches your movie on a cruise ship. They can watch it in Carnegie Hall or the Albert Hall, or in a classroom at the University of Wisconsin for all we care. Give us a call though if you notice any swarthy people acting strangely. "

"But what about that copyright stuff, that law that says my movie is mine and no one gets to do anything with it without checking it out with me first? What about piracy? What about that?" I said.

"Listen kid", the woman said, "I've got two words for you, fair use. Did you get that, fair use. Look it up. It might be important."

"OK", I said. "I'll check it out in Funk and Daniel's."

"Good. Thanks for calling. Oh, wait minute, I've got a question for you. You got any idea how many holes it takes to fill a University of Wisonsin classroom?"

"Huh?" I said. The lady hung up.

Posted by d-donn at January 26, 2005 8:37 PM