This Is Razz
BDSM erotica, photography, lifestyle

Cockygate (or how to piss off the Internet when you write romance)

So a Romance novelist went all Entrepreneur Magazine and copyrighted the word “Cocky”. Then she goes and sends out a bunch of “cease and desist” letters to authors who used the word in their titles.

Bad move.

Aside from the full-on roasting she’s getting on t’internet, there’s also the legal ramifications that are likely to follow. The C&Ds are dubious at best, her work is being trashed and there’s the potential legal costs if she decides to defend her copyright.

I get it. As an author there are bits of my writing I wouldn’t mind slapping a copyright on. And I’m sure, when I’m huge and successful, I’ll take offence at authors nicking my characters (and force them to write a successful, yet badly written pastiche).

Hopefully, though, I won’t descend to the level of stupidity of trying to copyright a common usage word.

About Razz

I'm a creative dominant type with a love of BDSM and fetishism. This blog is an outlet, so don't take anything you see or read too seriously.

Follow me on social media...
twitter
googleplus
No Holiday for a White Slave

What did he expect when she took him on holiday? He's a white slave and she's the Black Mistress he worships.

No Holiday for a White Slave is a tale of BDSM that focuses heavily on race play, sadism and humiliation. It's not for the faint hearted or easily offended.

Available now on Amazon Kindle

© 2018 Razz.
All rights reserved
I use cookies to help run this site. Accept Cookies