Don’t Poster, Don’t Tell [...]

An interesting story about the use of copyright to supress free speech about the government, in this case the suppression of critique of military policy around gay soldiers.

Back in 1995, I was running a digital content management company ApolloMedia, which had become embroiled in a dispute with the United States Navy over an old 1976 recruiting poster depicting a black Naval Officer for the first time; the officer was later discharged for being gay. Journalist Randy Shilts had written a comprehensive history of gays in the military to which we had acquired the electronic rights, and the Navy unsuccessfully attempted to prevent us publishing the poster, claiming the Navy seal was copyrighted. (Source)

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