contest

Tag Archives: halloween

Limited Posting Through Halloween

Limited Posting Through Halloween

Pumpkin ImageEveryone, it’s that time of year again. If you’ve been around this site long enough you know that, toward the end of October, I always take at least a few days off from the regular posting schedule here at Plagiarism Today so that I can finish up work on my charity haunted house and get it ready to open on the 25th.

I will still be posting as time allows and I will be still doing any client work or projects that I have, but things might get a little bit quiet over the next few days.

Previously, I would scale back posting through the entire month of October but, in more recent years, I only scale back the last week as I’ve both gotten better at haunting and been more free to dedicate time to this site.

So, expect fewer posts for the next week and a half. However, I will be doing the podcast at the usual time on Wednesday the 23rd (5PM ET) though it may be posted Monday rather than Friday, depending on time constraints.

However, the podcast for the 30th of October has been, tentatively at least, cancelled as that is an open night for the haunt.

I should be back to normal schedule on November 1st.

However, I’ll be leaving on the 6th of November to head to Columbus, Ohio to moderate a panel at the American Medical Writers Association conference on plagiarism in medical writing. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in Columbus and having a great conversation about plagiarism there.

After that, I should be back from the conference by that weekend and we will be back to 100%, for the foreseeable future, on November 11.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the posts that I wrote in 2011 about the impact copyright law has had on horror movies.

Those stories included:

  1. How a Copyright Mistake Created the Modern Zombie: Why do zombies die when you shoot their brain and are afraid of fire? Blame a copyright blunder.
  2. Dracula vs. Nosferatu: A true Copyright Horror Story: Nosferatu’s attempt to dodge copyright law didn’t save him from an infringement lawsuit and nearly erased his movie, but he still left its mark on vampire lore.
  3. How Universal Re-Copyrighted Frankenstein’s Monster: The original book “Frankenstein” may be in the public domain, but the most common mental image people have of the monster in the book is very much copyright protected.

Thank you very much for your patience and look forward to seeing you guys after the season of spooks and scares has passed us by!

Most importantly though, Happy Halloween!

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 259 – Sandy Halloween

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 259 – Sandy Halloween

This week we talk about Halloween, Hurricane Sandy, first sale, Circumvention rulemaking and nearly every TOS you’ve read…Continue Reading

Copyright in Zombies, Vampires, Frankenstein and More!

Copyright in Zombies, Vampires, Frankenstein and More!

It’s that time of year, where the posting slows down on PT as work at my second job, running a small charity haunt picks up.Continue Reading

Limited Posting Through Halloween

Limited Posting Through Halloween

It’s an annual Halloween tradition at Plagiarism Today as I take a few days away to finish my haunted house and get ready for opening night!Continue Reading

Announcing Creepy Copyright Mondays in October

Announcing Creepy Copyright Mondays in October

Next month, every Monday we’ll be taking a look at copyright issues related to horror and Halloween. A potent fear combination all around.Continue Reading

5 Copyright Issues for Halloween

5 Copyright Issues for Halloween

As I get ready to take a few days away to finish up and run my haunted house, here are a few copyright issues to ponder on this spooky holiday.Continue Reading

Housekeeping: Slower Posting Through October

Housekeeping: Slower Posting Through October

The month of October will see a slowdown in posting due to a haunted house I run and not enough hours in the day. Continue Reading

Limited Posting Through October

It’s Halloween time again and that means I’ll be posting less than usual, at least until I’m done scaring the neighborhood…Continue Reading