Even if we look at her FB post as legitimate infringement, there is absolutely no justification for punishing the prisoner for her actions.
Justification? Hate to say it, but in a lot of prisons the motto is basically “We don’t need no steenking justification. And if we do, we’ll just make one up. Nobody cares what happens to prisoners.”
Why would you hate to say it? Prisons are primarily corporations these days. To assume they are anything but crass and savage is to assume corporations have some sort of loving relationship with their product. (The consumer is federal and state governments, not the inmates.)
“there is absolutely no justification for punishing the prisoner for her actions.”
It had the potential to reduce their profit margin.
…a boot stamping on a human face - forever, with copyright protection.
Breathing new life into a 40-year old concept. Bravo. Well, the concept is not 40 years old, but it was supposed to be.
Prisons are basically the new plantations, in other words.
Now that they’ve become labour camps too…
…what a delightful prison industrial complex we’ve got!
Seems to me that any implicit contract between a prisoner and Jpay — which they would need in order to assert transfer of copyright — would be nullified by the fact that one party is under coercion/duress.
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