Google's comic capers: what they really meant to say
The truth behind the speech bubbles
Google publicised its new browser Chrome with a 38-page comic book. It's a gift to satirists, and already, our inboxes are buzzing with slightly less saintly interpretations.
Here's a selection. Naturally, the altruistic nature of the operation gets a bit of a bashing:
As does the, er, "end to end" nature of the gambit:
And this one revives the memory of an ancient diplomatic incident between the Empire of Goo and El Reg:
So can you do better? Remember to be careful:
So get Photoshopping - and mail them here. We'll try and turn this one around in "internet time." In other words, in time for Friday. ®
UK Fair Use
I'm not sure, but if the Copyright Service of the UK state it.... maybe we DO have a Fair Use in the UK.
And failing that, the work is copyrighted in the US, where they definitely DO have a fair use doctrine.
"Sometime's it's better to shut up and let people think you're an idiot, than to speak up and remove all doubt!"
cc and copyright exceptions
creative commons doesn't stop your ability to use a work under any exception to copyright in your home jurisdiction. Read Clause 2 on any cc licence:
"2. Fair Dealing Rights. Nothing in this License is intended to reduce, limit, or restrict any uses free from copyright or rights arising from limitations or exceptions that are provided for in connection with the copyright protection under copyright law or other applicable laws."
What's wrong with a good ol' fashioned hosts file?