Limited Posting Through Halloween

Creepy Pumpkin ImageIt’s that time of year again. As has happened in years past, it’s come time to announce that posting on Plagiarism Today will slow down for the next week or so as I work to finish and open my small charity haunted attraction.

Normally I make this announcement a little bit later in the season but a trip to St. Louis and a slightly more involved build than usual have set us farther behind than we’d like to be on haunt work. As such, I need to take some additional time this next week to try and get everything ready of when we open on the 29th.

Right now the plan is this, I will be continuing with the daily 3 Count columns and I will write articles for the site when time allows. I have a few in various states of completion I may finish off.

All ongoing client work will continue as planned and I don’t expect any interruptions there. However, if you are a client and I’ve not gotten back to you, please let me know, it’s entirely possible I missed some emails in all of the craziness.

To tide everyone over, I”m going to provide my usual list of great Halloween-oriented Plagiarism Today posts including:

  1. How a Copyright Mistake Created the Modern Zombie: How Night of the Living Dead became public domain, and accidentally created an entire genre of horror films.
  2. Dracula vs. Nosferatu: A True Copyright Horror Story: Nosferatu was nearly slain by Dracula in the courts, but he came back from the dead in an unexpected way.
  3. How Universal Re-Copyright Frankenstein’s Monster: The original Frankenstein story may be in the public domain, but the iconic look for him is not.
  4. 5 Copyright Issues for Halloween: Want a buzzkill story? Here are some copyright issues I have to keep in mind as I run our haunted house.
  5. 10 Great Public Domain Horror Movies: Want to watch some great horror movies legally and for free, here are 10 classics that are out of copyright.

I expect everything to return to normal at the beginning of November and have a lot of great posts lined up for the winter months.

Until then, thank you all for your patience and have a very scary (but safe) Halloween!

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