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seuss_gofundme [2018/07/13 21:02]
Carlos Pedraza [Seuss v. ComicMix] adds explanatory footnote
seuss_gofundme [2018/09/03 16:29] (current)
Carlos Pedraza [Progress Toward $25K Goal]
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 +<wrap lo>//The dotted line in this graph illustrates the challenge faced by defendants, including Star Trek writer and Axanar advocate David Gerrold, in the copyright and trademark infringement suit brought by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.//<​wrap indent><​wrap lo>​Data/​GoFundMe</​wrap></​wrap></​wrap>​
  
 ====== GoFundMe Seeks $25K for Seuss-Trek Mashup Defense ====== ====== GoFundMe Seeks $25K for Seuss-Trek Mashup Defense ======
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 +//**Two Months Into Fundraising Effort, ComicMix and David Gerrold Face a Steep Hill to Meet Goal**//
  
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 In Seuss-like verse, the [[https://​www.gofundme.com/​help-us-defend-fair-use-from-seuss|GoFundMe page]], launched June 13, 2018, laid out the defendants'​ fair use defense, claiming their case is the bellwether for the legality of creative works that "mash up" the creative works of others. In Seuss-like verse, the [[https://​www.gofundme.com/​help-us-defend-fair-use-from-seuss|GoFundMe page]], launched June 13, 2018, laid out the defendants'​ fair use defense, claiming their case is the bellwether for the legality of creative works that "mash up" the creative works of others.
  
-[{{ oh_the_places_youll_boldly_go_cover.jpg?​350|**COVER IMAGE** of the book at issue in the copyright/​trademark infringement case.}}]+[{{ oh_the_places_youll_boldly_go_cover.jpg?​350|**COVER IMAGE** of the book at the center of the copyright/​trademark infringement case brought by the estate of Dr. Seuss.}}]
  
 The case has dragged on since November 2016, brought by Dr. Seuss Enterprises after ComicMix and Gerrold raised tens of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter to create the Trek-Seuss mashup, a book called, "Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!" The case has dragged on since November 2016, brought by Dr. Seuss Enterprises after ComicMix and Gerrold raised tens of thousands of dollars on Kickstarter to create the Trek-Seuss mashup, a book called, "Oh, the Places You'll Boldly Go!"
  
-<wrap lo>//​**See also: [[https://​web.archive.org/​web/​20171021104155/​http://​geeknation.com/​dr-seuss-estate-sues-star-trek-writer-over-comic-book/​|Dr. Seuss Estate Sues Star Trek Writer Over Comic Book]]**//</​wrap>​((This links to an archive.com copy, retrieved 7/13/18, of this article originally published on the Geek Nation website, which was down as of July 13, 2018.))+<wrap lo>//​**See also: [[https://​web.archive.org/​web/​20171021104155/​http://​geeknation.com/​dr-seuss-estate-sues-star-trek-writer-over-comic-book/​|Dr. Seuss Estate Sues Star Trek Writer Over Comic Book]]**//</​wrap>​((This links to an archive.com copy, retrieved 7/13/18, of this November 13, 2016, articleoriginally published on the Geek Nation website. That website has since gone offline.)) 
 ===== The Case So Far ===== ===== The Case So Far =====
  
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 > Now, it’s taken long months, and it’s cost lots of swag \\ But we’ve gotten rulings about which we can brag \\ We got judgement on the pleadings, a partial decision ​ \\ Leaving only what’s left after the court’s excision. \\ Unfortunately,​ now the case REALLY gets pricey, \\ And if we can’t pay, then the outcome gets dicey. \\ We’re fighting a company with millions of bucks \\ And we’ve spent most of ours, which truly just… stinks.(([[https://​www.gofundme.com/​help-us-defend-fair-use-from-seuss|GoFundMe page by Glenn Hauman]], ComicMix > Now, it’s taken long months, and it’s cost lots of swag \\ But we’ve gotten rulings about which we can brag \\ We got judgement on the pleadings, a partial decision ​ \\ Leaving only what’s left after the court’s excision. \\ Unfortunately,​ now the case REALLY gets pricey, \\ And if we can’t pay, then the outcome gets dicey. \\ We’re fighting a company with millions of bucks \\ And we’ve spent most of ours, which truly just… stinks.(([[https://​www.gofundme.com/​help-us-defend-fair-use-from-seuss|GoFundMe page by Glenn Hauman]], ComicMix
 editor, retrieved 6/22/18.)) editor, retrieved 6/22/18.))
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 +[{{ ::​comicmix_gofundme.jpg?​250|**SPLASH** image illustrating the GoFundMe page aiming to raise money for ComicMix and David Gerrold'​s legal defense.}}]
  
 ===== Progress Toward $25K Goal ===== ===== Progress Toward $25K Goal =====
  
-In the nine days since it launched ​the GoFundMe effort has raised ​$1,540 from 40 people, only 6 percent of its goal.  As a crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe ​is a challenge, with one study finding 90 percent of its campaigns [[http://​www.sciencedirect.com/​science/​article/​pii/​S0277953617300886|failing]] to meet their goals.+<wrap em>​UPDATE</​wrap>​ Two months into the GoFundMe effort, progress toward the defendants'​ $25,000 goal had slowed considerably. ​In  the nine days since its June 13 launch ​the campaign collected ​$1,540 from 40 people, only 6 percent of its goal. By mid-August, the number of contributors had increased to 67, with a total of $2,739, about 11 percent of the target. 
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 +As a crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe ​can be a challenge, with one study finding 90 percent of its campaigns [[http://​www.sciencedirect.com/​science/​article/​pii/​S0277953617300886|failing]] to meet their goals.
  
-To the campaign'​s credit, however, ​GoFundMe listed the effort as trending ​on June 22. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}}+GoFundMe ​had initially ​listed the effort as trending ​in late June but its sluggish growth since ended that. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}}
  
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