That’s the way it is
With today’s apathetic, iPod-impaired students, some old fashioned subversive public speech is a rare treat. That’s why whenever anything does happen here, I make sure to come watch for at least a short while, no matter what is being protested. Yesterday’s demonstration was the best kind: local, reasonable, and, above all else, entertaining.
(Quickie background: University runs exhibit of nude African women. Student criticizes exhibit by posting own exhibit on Web. Student’s counter-exhibit features university logo. University calls copyright infringement, threatens legal action.)
Clearly local, which means a petition is noticed.
Reasonable, since this sort of suit has a chilling effect on speech, whether that is the intent. Also, what a bogus, if common, misuse of copyright law.
But the reason I’m posting this is to share the entertaining video I shot. Cardboard hammers and overacting make for good politics.