May 14, 2009
My problem isn't piracy
Harlan Ellison takes a hard line on protecting his intellectual property: "If you put your hand in my pocket,” he said, “you’ll drag back six inches of bloody stump.”
Fair dues. Though I tend toward Cory Doctorow's line of thinking on the subject.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 14, 2009 08:10 AM
I'm sorry. This is confusing. Does Mr. Ellison mean that if I put my hand in his pocket, he will amputate my arm 6 inches from the shoulder joint? That seems excessive, given the nature of the offence. I would have thought a cut somewhere in the region of the wrist or lower forearm would convey his disapproval more than adequately.
Posted by: Occam's Carbuncle at May 14, 2009 03:42 PM