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Tokyopop May or May Not Possibly Eat Babies

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May. 29th, 2008 | 01:11 am

So I'm never entirely certain who reads this blog-o-thing, and what sort of circles those who may or may not read it travel amongst in this vast, lifeless desert we call the internet, but in case you haven't heard about this, there's been some interesting discussion surrounding the nature of the contract which English-language manga publisher Tokyopop is asking people to sign as part of its new Pilot Program "contest" thing. This might be of interest not just to people who are into comics, but people interested in artistic rights in general. The contract is being described by some as "misleading," "vile," and "appalling," among other things, and is especially being mocked for the pseudo-hip "down-to-earth" lingo in which its tried to mask itself.

I could summarize, but other people have put it way better than I ever could. I have no opinion on Tokyopop as a whole, but I've been finding the whole discussion that's been going on really engaging. And, of course, as someone who makes comics, I'm into the whole concept of artists getting a fair deal for their work.

Anyhoo, if you're someone who gets interested in that sort of stuff too, you should give all that a read. It's good stuff.

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Gravityslave

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from: gravityslave
date: May. 29th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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Hahah!
Divalea also had a lot to say about the contract - she tore it to pieces in a pretty, pretty way.

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Josh Rosen

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from: tasteslikeevil
date: May. 30th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I read that one too! I decided just to link to the two that I did because they both provide further links to some of the other interesting things people said. I'm kind of glad so many people are up in arms about this, as restricted to certain small internet circles as it may be. Taking advantage of naive young artists is NOT COOL.

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glumchum

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from: glumchum
date: May. 29th, 2008 11:25 am (UTC)
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Wow... That is a pretty disgusting contract...

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Josh Rosen

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from: tasteslikeevil
date: May. 30th, 2008 01:15 pm (UTC)
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It kind of makes you want to wash yourself after reading some parts, don't it?

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