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Craig and John open the overflowing listener mailbag to tackle questions on everything from montages to life rights to passive heroes. Plus, we have a definitive answer on whether to number minor characters. (Don’t.)
We also finally address a major controversy: Craig’s missing cover of “Killing the Blues” from Episode 109. It exists, and you can listen to it today.
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- Team America: World Police’s defense of “Montage”
- NOLO’s Getting Permission: Using & Licensing Copyright-Protected Materials Online & Off, a handy legal guide for rights and rights purchases.
- Cosmo Kramer, from Seinfeld, is based on Kenny Kramer, who sued a writer for defamation
- James Bond and the Berne Convention
- Trademark, Copyright, and a snazzy video on the difference between them from the USPTO.
- The Copyright Term Extension Act, AKA the Sonny Bono Act, AKA the Mickey Mouse Protection Act.
- Charles Dickens’ struggle with piracy in the US is illuminated in Fifty Inventions that Shaped the Modern World by Tim Harford.
- Go’s character, Spider Marine, comes from John’s mishearing the Smashing Pumpkins lyric “despite all my rage.”
- Craig’s cover of “Killing the Blues,” by Rowland Salley.
- The South Park video game, South Park: The Fractured but Whole (a sequel to The Stick of Truth) *all possible trigger warnings apply
- The Adelante Shoe Co. makes shoes for the discerning global citizen.
- Next week’s episode is the 2017 Austin Live Three Page Challenge — you can check out the pages here or on Weekend Read.
- Matthew Chilelli’s video about his definitely-not-haunted apartment in Japan
- The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
- The USB drives!
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
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- Outro by Rowland Salley, performed by Craig Mazin (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 11-20-17: The transcript of this episode can be found here.