Unless you’re already a major success, people don’t really care if you fail. Worst case scenario, they just don’t pay attention to you. That’s a blessing. To be able to create and test things out without the terrible consequences of public scorn is an opportunity.
It’s a perennial question in copyright law: to what extent does copyright law protect attorney-drafted documents such as litigation briefs or contracts? Despite the venerability of the issue (I tested on copyrightability of contracts in my 2002 copyright class), we have surprisingly few cases on point. Today’s case involves Westlaw’s and Lexis’ electronic databases of publicly filed litigation briefs, which they build by downloading the briefs from PACER or copying directly from courthouses … The court silently assumes copyrightability and infringement and quickly resolves the case on fair use grounds: * Nature of Use. Westlaw and Lexis transforrmed the litigation brief, using it “toward the end of creating an interactive legal research tool.” The databases also added something new by “reviewing, selecting, converting, coding, linking, and identifying the documents.”
Talking about @publicartfound, there is some stuff to clear up. I have about 2600 followers on twitter. The account is posting 300-400 times a day. I started the account last week and I have almost 2000 posts. From an outsider, it looks pretty official.
Heres what I did:
About 500~ followers are real. I played the black arts and bought 2000 followers on fivrr. There was some research about how higher follower counts increase follower rate, so I tried it out.
After reading this, I ran a retweet experiment to gauge the traffic. The results were pretty straight forward. I wanted to know what kind of accounts were “buyable”
[I blogged about the retweet experiment here.](http://blog.rememberlenny.com/post/90251100975/tweet-with-100-retweets-ala-fiverr )
For @publicartfound, I was getting 3-4 followers a day when I just started the account. After the follower pump, the rate increased to 15-30. I get 30-50 favorites/retweets a day.
The post frequency is based on IFTTT recipes that pull from Instagram. Its currently at an experiment stage because the quality of content is so low. Im going to do some content curation and start a recipe to pinterest. After I figure it out how to keep the quality high, Im going to create a stream images back into instagram.
The recipes are pretty simple. I wrote about it here.
Im looking to identify street art lovers with publicart.io. Everything is passive, so this technique scales.
This is an experiment of sorts: about giving artists more control (and money) with distribution of their films and how they are sold; about looking at the role of a media distributor in a different, and more fluid and digital, way; about not assuming that one price fits all. Some of those principles may not work. But also all of them may be right.
There seems to be a void in the market for intermediate level learners. Maybe they’ve gone through Codecademy’s tracks or even something more extensive like General Assembly’s Front End Web Development course. What do they do next? The narrative drops off at this point.