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This thread is for quick questions. A "quick question" is a question which has a relatively quick, generally factual answer; a question which is not likely to inspire an extended discussion.

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edited 8th Oct '13 2:16:13 PM by Madrugada

Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Feb 10th 2011 at 8:21:30 PM

Not an orange tabby, but Is it can be hugs tiem now plees?, maybe?

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Feb 11th 2011 at 12:47:44 AM

For some reason the original poster looks like a PSA, to me. Probably the FF Meta.

Vorpy Unstoppable Sex Goddess from from from from from from from from from Relationship Status: Two-timing
Unstoppable Sex Goddess
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:03:09 PM

What does Tnophelia no Yume mean?

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Meophist from Toronto, Canada
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:04:03 PM

Either the "Dream of Tnophelia" or "Tnophelia's Dream".

Helpful Scripts and Stylesheets here.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:04:10 PM

Tnophelia's Dream

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edited 11th Feb '11 1:04:49 PM by Tzetze

[1] This facsimile operated in part by synAC.
CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from The Palace of Serenity
Literally A Princess
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:46:39 PM

Forget the "no Yume" part, what dos "Tnophelia" mean? tongue

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Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:50:11 PM


bleeding in silver
because red hurts too much
scarred over skin that
used to be infantile
tearing apart my body to
keep my mind in a state of
disassociation
keeping away the feelings until i
become reptile.
honey pouring from skin worn
from the days gone by
but this is not eternal
just a way to feed the monsters
taking over
if i let you see tomorrow, you will
still see me, the angel i'll
always have in me...

edited 11th Feb '11 1:50:20 PM by Tzetze

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SandJosieph Bigonkers! is Magic from Grand Galloping Galaday Relationship Status: Brony
Bigonkers! is Magic
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:53:06 PM

If I wanted to make Galaday public domain, how would I go about doing that?

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HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Feb 11th 2011 at 1:54:03 PM

400+ Socpuppets is what it means.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
Feb 11th 2011 at 3:27:17 PM

I thought releasing something into the PD could just happen, if you willed it. Given someone has legal copyright to something the moment they create it.

Also I too have wondered what "Tnophelia" meant.

Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Feb 11th 2011 at 3:29:51 PM

In the US, at least, authors retain a copyright over stuff whether they want to or not.

[1] This facsimile operated in part by synAC.
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Feb 11th 2011 at 4:32:32 PM

^ Not exactly. They retain the copyright unless they explicitly and in writing relinquish it. To put his stuff into the public domain, all Sand would have to do is but a statement to the effect of "This work is in the Public Domain." on each individual piece.

But Public Domain is different than Creative Commons. The various Creative Commons licenses waive different rights and combinations of rights. The licenses can be revoked and copyright rights reclaimed by the creator. Releasing a work into the Public Domain forfeits all rights and they cannot be recovered or re-established.

edited 11th Feb '11 4:39:25 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Tzetze DUMB from a converted church in Venice, Italy
DUMB
Feb 11th 2011 at 4:34:33 PM

Does that work in the US? I thought that we didn't have defined rules about releasing things into the pd.

[1] This facsimile operated in part by synAC.
Feb 11th 2011 at 4:38:24 PM

What if the creator does not challenge any apparent infringements of his/her copyrights or trademarks?

Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Feb 11th 2011 at 4:57:59 PM

Trademarks and copyrights work differently. Trademarks have to be defended to protect them from lapsing. Copyrights don't.

Tzetze, it's not that we don't have a mechanism, it's that the way the laws are worded leaves a question about whether it's truly an irrevocable act.

One part of the copyright law says that any rights licensed or waived by the copyright holder can also be rescinded or reclaimed by them. Since one of the rights held by the copyright holder is the right to release the work into the public domain, does that mean that they can also change their mind and take it back later? It all depends on how you want to read it.

There hasn't been a clear decision yet, mostly because no one has tried it with a work that was deliberately released — all the case law so far has been about works that were accidentally released (usually by a failure to renew in time or by a failure to provide proper notification (Night of the Living Dead).

edited 11th Feb '11 5:05:55 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Feb 11th 2011 at 6:17:47 PM

I'm pretty sure that if the artist behind a song has been dead 70 years it's considered public domain.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Madrugada Zzzzzzzzzz Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Feb 11th 2011 at 6:29:44 PM

Maybe. sad It depends on if it was a work for hire, published anonymously or pseudonomously, or not.

Here's a handy-dandy flowchart

edited 11th Feb '11 6:32:06 PM by Madrugada

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Feb 11th 2011 at 6:32:23 PM

Yes! Memory serves.

Remind me to give memory a tip.

Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Feb 11th 2011 at 6:44:20 PM

Three quickie questions:

  • Is Roger Christian?
  • Did Gary usher?
  • Where did Van Dyke park?

edited 11th Feb '11 6:44:44 PM by DonZabu

"Wax on, wax off..." "But Mr. Miyagi, I don't see how this is helping me do Karate..." "Pubic hair is weakness, Daniel-san!"
HungryJoe Gristknife from Under the Tree
Gristknife
Feb 11th 2011 at 7:00:44 PM Charlie Tunoku is a lover and a fighter.
Vorpy Unstoppable Sex Goddess from from from from from from from from from Relationship Status: Two-timing
Unstoppable Sex Goddess
Feb 11th 2011 at 7:24:23 PM

What's the name of the font that TV Tropes Forum uses?

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CentralAvenue Literally A Princess from The Palace of Serenity
Literally A Princess
Feb 11th 2011 at 7:25:56 PM

It's the default sans-serif font.

If you're on Windows, it's probably Arial. If you're on a Mac, it's probably Helvetica. If you're on Linux...well, I don't really know.

edited 11th Feb '11 7:28:02 PM by CentralAvenue

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Vorpy Unstoppable Sex Goddess from from from from from from from from from Relationship Status: Two-timing
Unstoppable Sex Goddess
Feb 11th 2011 at 7:44:41 PM

Sannku Centra-sempaiii!

-boob jiggle bounce-

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