December 22, 2021December 20, 2021 by EditorM Knights of the Copyright Image CIDU Dave Coverly, Speed Bump 13 Comments Related
Might have been funnier if they were pirates on a ship flying the “(c)” flag.
I thought this one was pretty good, and that the headline above explained it perfectly.
But is that all there is? “What if knights attacked (or defended?) copyright?” Is there anything that triggers that association? Some play on words or subverted trope?
Shoulda worked copyright trolls into it somehow.
@Powers probably just because (c) looks like an actual shield. That’s as deep as I get with it
It occurs to me that this is reversed–the knights with the “(c)” shields should be protecting intellectual property, not stealing it.
I think it’s also a play on the word ‘property’. An army of knights would normally be after physical property. Absurdist humor.
1)Why do you think they’re knights? They’re soldiers, but why would you think unmounted men without livery or servants are knights?
2)Why are you assuming that knights are only defensive? In any medieval war, knights fought on both sides, unless one side was non-feudal, e. g. when they fought the Mongols.
Carl, the post title uses “Knights” and may have the responsibility for having started people down the path of calling them that.
@mitch4: Oh. I never even thought of the post title. I was focusing in on the comic itself. Thanks.
As far as defensive I think the point was not that they should be defending because they’re knights, but because with (C) on their livery they’re clearly the side of, not against, copyright.
While I’m posting to quibble I should also note that the artist has clearly never contemplated what happens if you let chainmail near a beard.
But they’re after “their intellectual property” implying to me that they want to violate copyright.
Yes, that’s what beckoningchasm was saying.