Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by samtheman, May 26, 2009.
Say you think of a completely original joke. Can you copyright said joke?
If you could Carlos Mencia would be out of business...
Even if you could, it would be a bitch to enforce that copyright.
honestly not sure and as Aernaroth said you would have a hell of a time enforcing it
Well it would only matter if someone was using it for profit so I'd imagine it wouldn't be too hard.
Which would be a crime. Every joke he steals he makes better.
You can profit by telling it onstage at a comedy club. You can't police every standup act in the nation.
So how can "Happy Birthday" be copyrighted?
Because the Beatles can/could do whatever they want.
I think legally, the second you create something original, you technically have a copyright on it. Don't quote me on that though.
Consider that any band can do a song live and for a paying audience as long as it's not recorded.
And as long as you give the original band that wrote it credit.
I don't see how changing the word "seepage" to "leakage" made Jeff Foxworthy's Side Effects joke any funnier.
Many don't "see" how such a word improves the joke. This is mainly due to the fact that those that recognize its origin are covering their eyes with their facepalming.
[carlos] hey guys, im mexican and shit, im like a nonfunny george lopez, vagina vagina!! Har har [/carlos]
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