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THE JOB WE GOTTA DO The Responsibility of a Creator

13 Oct

”The Job We Gotta Do” was the sentiment of FRC s annual conservative action conference was capsulized in five words uttered by Texas Representative Louis Gohmert who showed up for a TownHall noting, at the Get Go, the Legislators trek cross town was timed. Votes in the House were imminent. The Legislators connecting to voters was of priority.

America is in shutdown. She is hurting. The great experiment is crashing under Hubris.

Representative Gohmert says  America is at the place it is now because a conversation is not going on making it clear, to him, that compromises are not part of the conversation of budget and appropriations. Gohmert said anyone who does not see it coming, has a surprise thanking the Becket Fund for stepping up to fight the battles leading the charge needed to take America back for We The People not Some Of The People.

Gohmert said it is important for people to be heard. A woman asked, how can we pray for Legislators. Louie paused, said, I don’t need wisdom prayed for, I need Wisdom, adding patting the backs of his fellow Legislators on the panel, maybe they need courage. Reps Jim Jordan and Steve Scalise are new to the battle. Gohmert has been on the Hill for decades fighting the fight he takes across the aisle Democrats say never gets crossed. Gohmert went to the Black Tie and Boots Ball in 2012 even though the Democrats won. Asked why, Gohmert answered he felt being there was important with his being a legislator for Texans not just Conservative Texans.

Rep Jordan wanted Americans to know how fundamental this battle is. Gohmert said it is important for the Justices to know the sentiment of Americans in the shadow of Roe versus Wade. A woman told Louie to tell his fellow Legislators to ‘listen to us, We are the people.’ Louie, with a sense of humor almost as long as the drive from the Texas airport to Dallas said the audience cannot be accused of sleeping with a judge because he is not a judge anymore, teased that his sessions subbing FRC leader Tony Perkins, are a barometer of how much Tony Perkins is liked and Louie is not, with the audience always anxious when Perkins is back at the mic.

Lady, it is simple, Gohmert explained, you want to do something, if you write your legislator once every six months, that is not enough. Write them every month.

Michelle Bachman was an unexpected speaker, wearing her signature white dress with angel caplet sleeves. Michelle brought swags. Swag is that gift moments someone leaves an event with. The event Michelle claimed the swag, more like a trophy, from was the storming of the Lincoln Memorial with 600 citizens barred from seeing the Lincoln Memorial under the charade of Government cuts. Bachman told of her jog during the House’s being kept in DC for the weekend adressing the Budget battle a few days shy of the Debt date. Michelle jogged up on an Honor Flight tour, vets flown in, with charitable donations, to see their Memorial before they pass. Donations? A trickle compared to dollars poured in to AIDS support. I had covered Ashley Judd’s AIDS gala back to back with a Honor Flight visit. Ashley Judd got $500 million from government and other findings. Honor Flight? They were over the moon with a check for $29k.

Michelle Bachman’s swag? The Police Line Yellow Tape which she held high above her head championing Americans need to stand up and take their tax paid monument access back. Bachman told the story of the inn keeper at a national park area shut down when police cruisers, blue lights flashing, showed up on his doorstep. Bachman told him to get out there with his camera and take photos. It got better yet, Bachman told. Utah. There are something’s that can’t be controlled or roped in like Mother Nature. It snowed. And when the snow plows came along to clear the road, the plows did just that, too, pushing off the cliff the orange cones Federal workers set up to block taxpayers from the dollar funded pullovers and roads.

Bachman shared her fears which, an election ago, became the warning that felled Sara Palin from serious politics- Death Panels. They are a coming and may even be here as Americans looking in to Obamacare are discovering and is a real concern, Michelle expressed, impacting her family healthcare  business. Bachman asked if Obamacare will shut a c-section in process. Bachman asked, who would have thought hunters who paid for their pheasant hunting season passed would be barred from their shooting rights.

Bachman warned that Obamacare is consequential for Obamacare and the US economy. It is. Care First Blue Cross has notified subscribers they are no longer excluded from a gender change surgery. The question Bachman did not ask is for the benefit of audience what are our options. There are nine options.

And, Bachman said, what is at risk is the answer to America being a Police Line state or a Congressional Democracy. Bachman told her Family Research Council audience, at the FRC’s Value Voters Summit at DC ‘s Omni Shoreham  in North West DC. Bachman said this isn’t a time for caving, this is a time for standing.

Bachman said she is proud of the leadership in the House. Michelle said she sees a resolve that people count. Michelle wondered out load a people can be forced to buy a product they don’t want from a website that does not work.

Constitutional democracy? no. Bachman said. It is a Constitutional Republic. Choice? That or a Police state. Battles count, said Bachman, from the days of Charlemagne to present date. And, she asked, if the NSA has been looking at Private Data, she cautioned, they have not seen anything yet, so battles out, she said. One needs to know when to fight and the time is now.

Alveda King a niece of Martin Luther King Jr chortled at her luck coming up on stage after Michelle Bachman. King comes from a mixed background- Republican and Democrat. Bringing people together King said will come about when people look back, seeing how far they have come and fat they have to go. King said the attack on a religion began years back. King said the man who came to the FRC with enough ammo kill everyone in the building, finding his way to the FRC building, guided by the Southern California Law Center.

2nd Vote talked about their APP, a site that helps people Vote Twice- once at the polling booth and the second time at the store knowing the rankings of retailers of product that reflects, often, politics- slaver, trafficking, grooming.

Oh yes, the Rockstars were there- Cruz, Rubio, Forbes, Paul. Noticeably absent were Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Sean Hannity. FRC is a gathering of Faith. Politic is present. Faith dominates. The Old Guard was set aside for prayer, warmth and hugs. Yet, the last speaker in the Grand Ballroom, left the gathered puzzled.

Glen Beck has made a name for himself building an empire that is affording him toys some of which he brought with in a Show and Educate session with the audience. Beck brought with his binder filled with patches worn by Jews, under force, by the Nazis. Beck didn’t bring one. The one he was looking for, he had left backstage. He had it brought to him. Who collects patches worn by prisoners who died with faith and abandonment on their life.

Then Beck showed off the compass George Washington owned since age 14. Beck noted the compass was worn from rubbing. Beck said he carries the compass with him at times finding himself distractedly rubbing his thumb in the same track George Washington did when he was discovering America. Beck talked about Washington at age 14 surveying land in Indian country while 14 year olds today worry about Beck talked about Tesla, and GE, and Westinghouse and Edison. Did you know Edison photographed a tortured Topsy The Elephant being electrocuted with a battery setup Edison conceived of? The audience quieted at the seguy revelation. Beck talked about his own family and dinner time. Beck talked about Baby Knauer, point being, Beck made, is to not rely on ‘media’ to decide what to think or how to know. Read. And learn, history repeats itself and where the future is shaping up should be a fright to everyday citizens.

Beck wrapped up talking on Tesla, not the car. Tesla was an inventor who came to America, earned his fortune but at one time gave it back. Tesla understood accomplishment and giving back to a place he called home. Truly. Tesla gave back stocks and holdings. Final note….
Beck observed that Obama has the support of GE, Comcast, ABC, movies, Hollywood and a low approval rating than Bush 3 points higher at this time.
Games and an App. In contrast to today’s youth told they are children until age 26.

Second Vote present their App on how a vote continues after the election.

Beck said stay true to your self and chart your course. Leadership isnt getting it right. Short of Clint Eastwood ‘s chair during the campaign, Republicans lack theatre of politics the Democrats are mastering.

Day Two of the FRC, while believers were being energized, Congress was dealing political theatre under “In God We Trust” above the Speaker’s Bench House side. One after the other after the other, Democratic legislators spoke out script, a message on point, differing in voice and delivery. It was masterful theatre, Politics on Point.

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STEPHEN KRAMARSKYs article on WHAT IS FAIR USE:

20 Jul

A peer sent me a link. He asked my thoughts. He knows I am speaking up for 2D IP, ID and Commerce. IP? One of the rights the Founding Fathers gave us, a Property Right being stolen one webcrawler at a time. The first thing I did is track down attorney Kramarsky. Hi Five! An attorney who should be testifying before Congress but the Judiciary manages to find mostly voices of witnesses wanting to strip IP, Intellectual Property, owners of their rights, in lock step with the Register of Copyrights, ISPs and Search Engines. Got to wish I was doing the Witness Casting for the theatre the world calls Congress. Good one, here Congressmen Goodlatte and Upton!

Stephen Kramarsky wrote a lengthy article on What is Fair Use, suggesting that Google May Have The Answer. http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/PubArticleNY.jsp?id=1202610952208 . I answer. No. Google does not.

In the eyes of countless 2D IP creators, Google is their problem. Increasingly, so. Along with Yahoo, AOL, Bing, the list goes on. THOSE are the search engines revealed to persons in North America. What is not revealed are the multiple search engines in countries around the world using images removed without authorization or permission or license from 2D IP owners.

The question lawyers, IP and otherwise, should be addressing with clients wanting to use IP they themselves did not create, is not “Can I (the client) use this?” (without risking getting caught, but “why not do it yourself, make your own” or risk getting sued for Unauthorized Use, something lawyers are at risk for in these days of the Internet- removing a copyright owner’s 2D IP from the Internet, to make a point in their case, violating the IP Owners copyright and culpable of Unauthorized Use, themselves. Being a lawyer is not a license to steal, even IP.

Clients know there are laws protecting someone else’s work, keyword PROTECTING. Moreso than ever before, Copyright laws are used as guides on ‘how to steal IP and hopefully not get caught.’  The concerted effort in Congress by Search Engines and ISP lobbyists and wonks is to orchestrate  convincing hearings and presentations to Congress toward the Search Engines and ISPS goals of removing more and more Copyright ownership, to change Copyright ownership defined by time- Life+ 70- creating a GREAT NEW COPYRIGHT LAW that will protect and monetize their use of ORPHAN WORKS neutered technologically from 2D IP by webcrawlers and such.

There is a dirty secret the Search Engines and ISPS aren’t keen to admit to. They are behind advancing technologies creating the Orphan Works they want use of. In fairness, I have covered this topic in my comment filed with Maria Pallante. Rather than repeat myself, here… http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/noi_10222012/Devorah-Carrie.pdf   Easier read than repeated.

Clients who want to make use of someone else’s work without license or permission should be told by their attorney out of the chute “ it isnt yours, go make it yourself but DON’T USE WHAT BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE. In the American courts, taking what doesn’t belong to you is called theft. END OF STORY.” If your client  was in China or India intending to steal someone’s IP, they’d be processed through the Criminal Courts, a model I want to see used  here in North America.

An honest attorney would tell his client, listen, you want my advice, you heard it. You get sued, you know how to find me for X dollars an hour. Go forth and pro-creative rather than putting time into figuring out IF you can get away with stealing, under the definition of FAIR USE.

FAIR USE is clearly defined. How a court adjudicates FAIR USE does come down to how well a lawyer communicates with the Arts Protecting Community, artists versed in the value of a copyright rather than referring only to case history.

Abusers of FAIR USE focus on the ‘how much can be used without being caught’ part of the definition, while 2D IP creators focus on loss of their income “(4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the work.”

Fact is, there is no market left for the 2D IP creator once webcrawlers have stolen their IP. Like my grandmother used to say, ‘why pay for milk if the cow gives it away for free.’  The term “Transformative” does not even belong in the equation. What the heck is “transformative?” If you take what is mine, no matter HOW you parse it, doll it up or otherwise, it was still MINE that you took. Go on to google gallery Images, search my name and Click. Transformative, my foot. Google is giving away for free, my images in Small, Medium, Large and Actual Size, usable as thumbnails or avatars or as large as the images can go hence putting representing Agencies like mine, and me, out of business.

On point and record for the value of “Transformative” is AP v Shepard Fairey. Shepard had a home run on Unauthorized Use until he opened his mouth outing himself for having used AP stringer, Manny Garcia’s photo of Obama at the George Clooney presser. Yes, back then, Obama was a “move, your blocking my shot” guy standing next to La George.  

The problem with many Law Review articles is they are being written by professors who aught to spend more time talking to 2D IP creators than writing articles. Theft of IP comes at a cost- to artists, to art institutions, to Creative Sorts of all kinds and connections. Anyone who is afraid to get out in the real world and make their living based on their smarts should not be tossing in their two cents worth until they try it themselves. 2D IP Creators are not only the entrepreneurs of the past but the way the economy is going under the STEAL THIS IP administration, owning one’s IP without having to fight tooth and nail for it may just be what keeps people out of the poorhouse, including salaried professors with tenure (or hoping for it) whose University wont be able to pay their salary or pension because students wont be able to attend… you got it… a modern day version of For The Want Of A Nail A Kingdom Is Lost…. faster even so in these days and times using Webcrawlers. Think of the Flying Monkey Army the Wicked Witch of the West sent out to terrorize the world outside of her castle, and their mission to bring Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Straw Man back. THAT is what Webcrawlers are…. Nasty things that steal and destroy hopes, in the name of technological advancement.

Perfect 10 is a case that cost the 2D IP community, dearly. That decision CAN and will be undone. It comes down to lawyers with clients who understand the worth of their IP. Pornography is not even part of the equation. There is NO difference between a flesh and blood woman taking her top (and bottom) off for Perfect 10 or a sculpture down at the National Gallery of Art. A naked body is a naked body. What cost the case was understanding. License agreements clarify there is no such thing as transformative when it comes to the arts otherwise anyone drawing a mouse would be in violation, potentially of Mickey. Licensors portion off rights to licensees defining territories defined by land, use  and time. THAT puts an end to Transformative as a defense. Zada’s images, on any and all of the sites used on should have been won on that merit alone. That and, Judge Chin, the country was founded on the principles of the Ten Commandments. Thou Shalt Not Steal applies to everyone, including GOOGLE.

Google can maintain all it wants “increases the visibility of many works, while still protecting authors’ rights.” If GOOGLE wants to be a licensing agent for 2D IP (1) that is my idea so Google, pay the lady and (2) get in line and sign a contract with the creator other than that, otherwise, as the expression goes ‘one can put as much paint as you want on the ol’ search engines face, but a whore will always be a whore.’

A thief will always be a thief. 

EM…. WHAT WERENT THEY THINKING:

24 Dec

Facebook is OFF-SHORING to the CAYMANS via IRELAND. Quelle surpris!!!! Owning 503.6 million FB shares Mark Zuckerberg became one of the youngest billionaires in a day valued at $19.25 million able of eliminating the US projected $16 trillion dollar with the stroke of a pen or in these days a PAY PAL transfer to the US Treasury. If MARK ZUCKERBERG was truly charitable & LIKEd America that is. It is all about He Who Has More Dies Like The Rest Just With A lot More Stuff Left Behind. 

Darn thing is about Presidents & THEIR fiscal planning is that the John & Jane Doe public are told the POTUS account is held BLIND TRUST in the hands of another while POTUS serves his term. BLIND TRUST? Or three blind NICE… good people who are accepting the manager of the BLIND TRUST is Deaf Dumb too when it comes to financial news rocking the markets. In the matter of POTUS 44 there is the coincidence that former Communications dude GIBBS sidestepped to FB after serving as the BEARER OF GLAD & BAD TIDINGS to the bodies sitting before him in the Brady Briefing Room.

The IRELAND CONNECTION has long been a favorite of money squirreling away. Ride up & down Capitol Hill elevators enough one is almost surely going to hear that is where someone or other Madoff & OJ are presumed to have green stashed there. Talk about Four Leaf Clovers waiting to happen. Facebook Ireland posted a loss of £15million for the year. Hundreds of millions had been routed to their subsidiary in the Cayman Islands and to its US parent company. £440m was moved into an Irish sister company before being diverted to a subsidiary company in the Cayman Islands

Horse racings Orgeon hub connected through to Europe. A PADDY who worked on that system set up had said technology was ahead of the average man. Adressing horseracing the PADDY said bets were being dropped on races seconds after the race started. Races only last 6-7 seconds in the average sprint. A bet dropped after the start is almost a sure thing. NYRA challenged a PUNTERS a few years back for dropping bets after horses broke the gate. Quelle supris!!!! 

The tax avoidance loophole small enough to slip through one of the snakes St Patricks is said to have banished from Ireland is used by 40 some odd other global corporations including Google & Starbucks. Irish are up in arms at Starbucks paying on 8.6 million pounds corporation tax despite hauling in more than billions of pounds in sales over th past 14 years. Starbucks paid nothing in the last three years of UK trading. Protesters are threatening to close Starbucks branches at a time Starbucks announced a plan to open 1600 more across American in a short enough period. Starbucks is best loved for free accessible bathrooms everywhere around the world for locals & tourists. Lines move fairly quickly at most providing relief beyond a Java Jolt.

Google has been SNOOGLING over 10 billion pounds of pre-tax profits into Atlantic Island a Bermuda based shell company to avoid paying over topping 1 billion a tax maneuver used to bring down the MITT ROMNEY presidential run with a NO LIKE while Google which employs OBAMA administration advisors & former staffers & consultants continuing to effect into INTERNET OVERSIGHT ways to access users IP & ID & private content for maximum profits still rating a LIKE from users… despite.

Irelands threat to GO AFTER multinational companies dodging taxes may just be a valueless Shot Across The Bow for posturing purposes in that one does not need to be in IRELAND to poach IRISH TAX DOLLARS for good use in Hibernia. Keep in mind America professed to be MOST POPULAR PRESIDENT EVER discovered Irish roots in 2007 during the time Obama began his presidential bid. Thing is no one else of his Irish family tree has any knowledge of THOSE EARS anywhere else in the family way. By coincidence neither does the said to be does the American side of the family way have those ears either….. just saying….

Obama administration friend Mark Zuckerberg became a multi billionaire in one day with FACEBOOK floating $104 billion shares under its problem laden IPO offering the SEC continues to question.

 

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