What would the world be like for example if I declared ownership of the string of letters 'and' for example? Or perhaps 'aeiou'? Wht wld ppl b bl to mk f thr sntncs thn?
Even that great un-caped defender of Creative Commons, Cory Doctorow, is trying to get in on the act. He has claimed ownership of the sequence:
AF BC 9C 5D DA 6B 7A A8 7C 33 A1 2B E7 D3 EA-11
which I dare NOT to use because I do not want to lose my house! The sequence above includes a hyphen so is not the same as his anyway. To show how ludicrous the AACS claim is I wrote this simple recount of a journey taken. Bring it on Cory...
A Proposal for Applying A Cholecaliferol Solution To Jet Lag
(Or by its proper title - AF BC 9C 5D DA 6B 7A A8 7C 33 A1 2B E7 D3 EA 11)
Travelling recently on Air
As a 33 year old I am actually in A1 condition and find that my cure is to take a 2B pencil which I purchased recently at the E7 stationery store in
So, I have (I believe) effectively shown the lunacy of the claim by anyone to own a sequence of numbers and letters. Now it is your turn.
Below this text is a sequence of letters and numbers. Write a poem or half page story which must include the sequence in order. I am offering a prize here for the most creative, scathing, witty ... whatever reason I deem fit ... entry for this. I am no skinflint, but neither am I a millionaire, but the prize will be worthwhile and I will ship it at my own expense to wherever you are in the world. If Cory has the time I may even ask him to be an impartial secondary judge.
Closing date / time for entries will be midnight CET on the 15th May, 2007. Entries should be no longer than a half page in length (easier to publish as a blog entry) and posted as a comment to this blog entry. Do not forget to include a contact email address. The AACS's decision is NOT final... mine is. All works should be released as Creative Commons Fair Use. More as a show of defiance than for any other reason.
Here is the random sequence of numbers and letters:
Hmmm. Let me see. That makes me the 1.8 million plus 1 person to publish a seemingly random sequence of numbers and letters. Bring it on AACS, but remember that I am at the back ofthe queue. I have done nothing wrong and I do not even own an HD/DVD anyway.