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My fame continues far and wide...

...or is that infamy??

Apparently my website bio appeared in a keynote address at this year's Slayage Conference. I have no idea what was said about it, LOL.







(heads up courtesy of Midwestern Watcher from the Voy board)

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lakrids404
Jun. 7th, 2010 08:56 pm (UTC)
congratulation?
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 8th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
LOL, well, it did give me a tickle for the day!
cactuswatcher
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
As long as she didn't show you in the Beanie of Wisdom from the first Vancouver meet, no need to be embarrassed. ;o)
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 7th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
I recall being a bit embarrassed when my website was featured on the "Screensavers" television show. It looked so primitive compared to the fancier websites. But html was the only web language I knew or cared to know, and I thought content trumped style. Still, that choice left me wiggling in my chair for the short space of my website's 15 minutes of fame. Similar story with my silly "bio" on the website.

Just goes to show you, you need to put some thought into everything you post publically on the interwebs.
ladystarlightsj
Jun. 8th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
\o/

I'm impressed!
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 8th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
I'm starting to wonder if this person should have gotten my permission first before using me as a visual aid!
atpo_onm
Jun. 8th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
I was wondering the same thing-- in fact, that was the very first thing that came to mind looking at the pic above. Your site content is copyrighted, is it not?
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 8th, 2010 04:19 am (UTC)
Is it? I don't think I can copyright material I just plopped on the internet giving a critical analysis of someone else's work. I suppose maybe if a publisher wanted to put it in book form.
anomster
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
Actually, according to copyright law anything you write is copyrighted as soon as it's written. Whether you register your copyright is a different issue. If you don't register it, after 5 years anyone can lay claim to the copyright (although in your case I think you have enough evidence that you wrote it!).

From the US Copyright Office website:

"Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work."

"No publication or registration or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure copyright.... There are, however, certain definite advantages to registration. See 'Copyright Registration' on page 7."

I'll leave it up to you if you want to follow the link & go to p. 7. @>) The above may already be more than you cared to know! But the main point is, what you write is copyrighted even w/no registration or copyright notice.

PS: & it's cool that you were referenced at Slayage! I hope they also cited something more represaentative of your site, though.
atpo_onm
Jun. 8th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
So does this mean that after 5 years, the material becomes "public domain" unless the copyright has been registered? If registered, how long does that extend the copyright?
anomster
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
No. It means that after 5 years, someone else could register the copyright if the writer hasn't. The writer (or other kind of creator) can contest it, but it's much harder if s/he hasn't registered the copyright within 5 years of writing the material; however, s/he can still register it at any time if no one else has. How the copyright PTBs can tell that the wrong person has registered the copyright even before the 5-year limit, I don't know.

Registering doesn't extend the copyright either. Congress keeps doing that; last I remember, it was 70 years after the death of the writer (becoming part of the writer's estate once s/he dies). The work isn't in the public domain until after that period.
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 8th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)
Was their a "suitable acknowledgement"??

LOL. I suppose that's odd territory where I'm not revealing my RL name.
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 8th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Do tell, I am curious. And who was the speaker?
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Well, I am an ex-academic, and in no way look on academia with suspicion. I wonder if my bio gives the impression that I do.

I'd say I'm in a Shadowland between Fan-Scholar and Scholar-Fan.
masqthephlsphr
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Furthermore, I think it's a *huge* assuming that fans who take a scholarly approach to the Whedonverse but are not in academia look upon academia with suspicion. Certainly, I don't think that's true of any of the serious participants at ATPo. Envy maybe, but not suspicion.

But then, no one in this study bothered to interview me.....

; )
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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 9th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
It was entirely tongue-in-cheek, and if the good presenter recalls, is a quote from the source text by a character who is, in fact, an academic scholar, or, least, her academic scholar TA's.

...And though I never was "suspect" of academic Buffy scholars before, now I am starting to suspect their research methodology a little.

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masqthephlsphr
Jun. 15th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
We'll miss you in Flag this weekend, E. Hope you have a great one!
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