If you haven’t already, we still urge you to sign the petition regarding the ZFT’s recent “Aggressive Actions”. 1208 signatures at this time of writing — not too shabby for a petition that’s been online for 4 days, but the more the merrier, obviously. You’ll find yourself in the company of such illustrious names as Jon Naurin, Robert Kevorkian, Don Preston, Jimmy Carl Black, Nigey Lennon and Candy Zappa.
For those of you who wish to be kept abreast (now there’s a wonderful expression): there’s a direct link to the petition at the right of this page. See that little banner with Dr Sharl’s hand waving at you? Indeed.
Meanwhile, these litigations have been gaining interest on several weblogs who specialize in intellectual property and fair use. Couple of links:
- Intellectual Property News: Zappa tributes getting zapped
- OwnIt.org – Zappa Estate Zaps Tribute Acts – “The IPKat is dubious about the legitimacy of such a claim and we’re inclined to agree, especially given that much of Zappa’s music is instrumental.”
Now, when people who are actually knowledgeable in this particular legal field begin to express their doubt as to the validity of the ZFT’s claims, that has to mean something, right?
In other news, a couple of new-ish DVD releases, available on Amazon:
How questionable are these? You tell me.
Boy, I sure hope the ZFT won’t crack down on Amazon.com! :D