You Can’t Copyright Book Titles; High School Footballers Accused of Rape During Homophobic Hazing; The Asexual Allegory in The Wizard of Oz; First Male Contraceptive Gel

You Can’t Copyright Book Titles

Yesterday I saw a post on social media where a very well known author was accused of stealing a title from an indie author no one has ever heard of. The well known author was not thrilled about being accused of plagiarism this way, and she had every right to be upset about it.

But I see a lot of this happening online with those who don’t know any better, and never take the time to learn. So here’s a list of 5 things that can’t be copyrighted, and this is the first…

Copyright protection does not extend to titles, names, slogans or short phrases, the Copyright Office has made that much very clear. You can not copyright your name, the title of your post or any short phrase that you use to identify a work.

Here’s a link for the rest.

Here’s another good link on the same topic. They give some good explanations at this link, and it’s dated 2018.


High School Footballers Accused of Rape During Homophobic Hazing

This is another one of those disturbing stories.

Four high school football players in Maryland are accused of raping several of their teammates with a broken broom handle during a homophobic hazing that is being described as “astonishingly cruel”, the Washington Post reports.

Here’s the rest. They’re all 15 years old. 

The Asexual Allegory in The Wizard of Oz

This is an interesting interpretation of an old classic. I like to keep an open mind with these things. I might not always agree, but I’m always open to the way other people interpret art, literature, and films. I think it’s all subjective. 

This year’s programming for Scottish Queer International Film Festival couldn’t be more diverse and involves a retelling of The Wizard of Oz.

Wright researched further and found ‘an asexual reading of The Wizard of Oz online, posted on The Asexual Visibility & Education Network in the US by a user called Spoofmaster.’

You can read it in full, here. Frankly, I’ve always wondered if Mary Poppins was a lesbian. The author of Mary Poppins, PL Travers, allegedly had lesbian relationships. The mainstream tends to skim over these things in their quest to keep everything perfectly heteronormative, and they’ve conditioned most of us to think that way.  

First Male Contraceptive Gel 

It’s unreal how long it takes these products to become a reality for consumers. And it makes me wonder what else might be waiting for “trial.”  

The researchers developed the idea more than 10 years ago and created the new birth control gel for men. Now it’s ready for trial.

Here’s a link. If you’re interested in being part of the trial there’s a link with the article. 




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