Copy Bunny Progress Bar & .fla files now on

Our first Minute Meme, Copying Is Not Theft, continues its steady spread online. The two versions currently most shared are's "official" version, which we unfortunately named "best" instead of "official" ("best" implying a value judgement) and the arrangement by Willbe which uses my original wavery vocals.  Between the two of them they have more than 300,000 views -- counting only YouTube, not even including all the other sites where they're available.

On the Willbe version youtube page, I found a pretty good suggestion in the comments: a Copy Bunny Progress bar. That was easy enough to make; here's a truncated version in GIF format:

What to read first?

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People often ask us what to read first on this site.  The answer is "It depends what you're looking for". Below we've put together a guide to help you quickly find the most popular and most important articles on the site, in various topics. Please let us know (by leaving a comment here, or by contacting us) if you feel there's an article not listed that should be. We have to pick and choose, of course, but reader input is the most valuable part of that process.

Creative Commons’ Branding Confusion

About a year and a half ago I released my film Sita Sings the Blues under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. That license allows truly free distribution, including commercial use, as long as the free license remains in place. But my experience is that most people see the words "Creative Commons" and simply assume the license is Non-Commercial -- because the majority of Creative Commons licenses they've seen elsewhere have been Non-Commercial.

This is a real problem. Some artists have re-released Sita remixes under Creative Commons Non-Commercial licenses. Many bloggers and journalists assume the non-commercial restrictions, even when the license is correctly named:


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