Craig and John look at two recent court decisions that could have a big impact on how movies get sold and resold — and how writers get paid. First-Sale Doctrine is one of those intractable issues that involves freedom and control, bits and atoms, creators and consumers.
From there, we take a look at whether comedy is necessarily funny on the page, and why jokes can work or fail based on tiny details. Then we tackle productivity and happiness, concepts that may not be as directly related as you believe.
- First-sale doctrine on Wikipedia
- Reselling Digital Goods Is Copyright Infringement, Judge Rules from Wired
- Capitol Records LLC vs ReDigi Inc.
- New York times on the ReDigi ruling
- Carl Lewis “sings” The Star-Spangled Banner
- Jonas Maxwell’s tips for singing the national anthem
- BioShock Infinite on Amazon.com
- How to ask a question
- OUTRO: Leslie Nielsen (as Enrico Palazzo) sings the national anthem
You can download the episode here: AAC.
UPDATE 4-15-13: The transcript of this episode can be found here.