Copyright, Copywrong?

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Copyright, Copywrong?

*** Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, and I don’t claim to know the law. The following is just my personal experience in one area of copyright… Reader discretion is advised! ***

How is a major record label making money off of my song?

Well, if you do parodies, sooner or later someone’s gonna notice and claim copyright.

For me, that happened with a parody I did of Brad Paisley’s “Mr. Policeman”, and posted it on YouTube. Ironically, my parody is about Legal Disclaimers:

Copyright is a thorny issue, to be sure. I can understand both sides.
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Conspiracy Theory: Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy from the halls of power
Governments, Religions, Industries
They meet in secret
Secured in VPN tunneled chats
In person at clandestine locations
Guarded by muscle, money and technology
The powerful ones decide
Which Conspiracy Theory to foster
Keep the masses busy… Preoccupied
Angry at something, or someone else
Like jingling the keys in front of an infant
We watch, and talk, and argue
While they do whatever they want
And they get away with it
Because we are easily led
Conspiracy Theories
Terrorists, Vaccines, UFOs, Planetary Alignment
They push them out to the publicity machine
Like drug dealers to the junkies
And the truth is buried under a mountain of meaningless noise
This is my Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy Theory

Guardian of the Internet

 

All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com

 

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Future Studio!

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Future Studio

Future Studio
Who knows what the future will bring?

Well, here at Joe’s Dump Labs, we do!

Follow me on an investigation of new areas of scientific research that may forever change the studio of tomorrow…

In The Not-Too-Distant Future:

Imagine a light, flexible material that you could easily apply to walls, or even just hang from the ceiling – that would completely change the acoustic shape of your room!

Enter Acoustic Cloaking!

Using a material made from plastic sheets with a precise array of holes, Dr. Steven Cummer of Duke University was able to effectively make an object invisible to sound!
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Joe’s Traffic School

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Joe’s Traffic School

*** WARNING!!! ***
Joe’s Traffic School is not a school, traffic school, or otherwise knowlegable entity.
We really don’t know squat about the law, driving, or motor vehicles.
What follows is a rant about traffic.
Reader discretion is advised!

General notes:

Pay Attention!

Stay Alert!

Be Courteous and Considerate! (news flash: other people exist, moron)

Don’t Honk! (unless absolutely necessary)

Front of the Line – Stop lights:

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Sounds Familiar

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Sounds Familiar

a short poem by Joe J Thomas

Barking out orders to infantrymen
Clucking like a chicken
Asking questions in Klingon

A sixty year old teacher in South Africa
A teenage Russian
The British voice in museums

A fight with Superman
The leader of the X-Men
A nameless evil from the pit

My job.
My voice.
What’s next?

 

All content written and voiced by Joe J Thomas online at: JoeActor.com

 

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Why I Don’t Watch Award Shows

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Why I Don’t Watch Award Shows

The Oscars.
The Tonys.
The Golden Globes.

… and on, and on, and on…

I’m in the arts, so you’d think I’d watch at least a few of the award shows, right?
Nope.
Not a one.

Here’s why, in a nutshell:
I prefer “doing” to “watching”. I’d rather “be” than “observe”.

For me, watching an awards show is just too far removed from the real world:
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Wrong Man For The Job

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Wrong Man For The Job

Have you ever been in a situation where everything just seemed to “click”?
You’re at the right place, right time, and everything feels… Right!
Like a perfect storm of awesome!

Well, this isn’t about that.

It’s about the opposite.

How do you know when you’re the wrong man for the job?

Let’s look at a recent example (imho) from the media…

Last month, Bob Dylan released his new album “Shadows in the Night“, a collection of 10 show tunes (mostly), previously sung by Frank Sinatra.

Bob Dylan. Show Tunes. Frank Sinatra.

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Mr. Know It All: Week 4!

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Mr. Know It All: Week 4!

Mr. Know It All - Bullwinkle

I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.

For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!

And now… On with the show!

Week 4 of 4:

Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve posted links to some great sources of information, most of them online articles.

As a final wrap-up to this month of cranial cramming, I’m posting videos from my 9 favorite YouTube channels that cover science and education. Plus, a link to their page to see even more.

Take a look and be sure to subscribe to keep learning new things!

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