Intellectual Property, Copyright Law, and Fan Art

29 May 2011

A primer for the uninitiated and the knowledgable alike: Technically, this means fan art, fan music, and fan fictions are illegal in and of themselves because they are derivative works of protected content. r o f l But before you get your panties all in a bunch, it’s pretty clear that no creative entity in […]

FDX Reader

24 May 2011

A Final Draft file reader for iPad created by Screenwriter John August. This is one of those iOS apps that makes perfect sense for the platform. It is clever, nuanced, draws on a specific body of professional knowledge, and looks like a million bucks. It even has Dropbox integration. Now it just needs to read […]

Art Lyfe

15 May 2011

Art Lyfe is staying up until 5am making something you’ll sell for $50. Art Lyfe is taking a part time job as a figure model to pay for art supplies. Art Lyfe is working harder for less money. Art Lyfe is spending your last $20 on a length of chain and snake vertebrae to make […]

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