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CGC Slabbed Rob Granito


It has become legend.

Via Very Fine Near Mint

  1. This is what comic book “professionals” do. They steal.

    Or did you really get legal authorization from the photographer to use that photo?

  2. “This is what comic book “professionals” do. They steal.

    Or did you really get legal authorization from the photographer to use that photo?”

    Heidi and Very Fine Near Mint were set to make a fortune from this one-off joke until you caught it. Bravo, sir.

  3. Shorter Joe Lawler: “If I don’t make a ton of money off it, stealing is okay.”

    Need I point out the Pay-Pal donation button to you, sir?

  4. Any amount of stealing of any ‘intellectual property’ that anybody performs (including of my own) is perfectly OK by me. As long as they don’t LIE TO ME about where it came from.

    Overpreciousness about false concepts like copyright has blinded everyone and confused everyone. The issue is not stealing. Faboofour has done everyone here a service by demonstrating what is the problem with applying the concept of ‘theft’ to an intangible property. It simply makes no sense, and relying on things that make no sense allows internet debaters to run circles around you.

    Plagiarism is a concept much older and more sensible than copyright. The core concept of plagiarism is LYING. Not STEALING.

  5. Laroquod, thank you!! At least somebody gets it!!

    Currently, I’m in the middle of a book by Adrian Johns, “Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates.” Jones’s style is extremely dense, so it’s a slow wade, but the effort is worth it.

    Perhaps if more people understood the true nature and history of intellectual property, they’d understand there’s no ethical difference whatsoever between anyone not Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster writing or drawing an issue of Superman and a third person posting that story on the internet for free downloading. Personally, I’d say the former was worse than the latter (the former is receiving a demonstrable material gain), but that’s nitpicking.

    Then there’s W. W. Denslow’s story. Check it out.

  6. This is parody, and qualifies as “fair use”.

    But if Mr. Granito wishes to sue, I’m sure there are many people who would be willing to testify for the public record.

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