Tuesday, April 21, 2020

"Copyright Police?"

By Timothy J. Gawne (HERE).

Illustration by Jacey (Jason Cook; HERE).
First appearance: Nature/Futures, 9 October 2019.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature/Futures (HERE; PDF).

     "I have been sent here to determine the truth of said allegation."

There's an old legal saying . . .
~ The tall man covered in bright blue feathers:

  ". . . an official of the universal body that deals with intellectual-property violations."
~ Floyd Bromley:
  "And what is being infringed?"
~ The man wearing a striped short-sleeved shirt with khaki trousers and tennis shoes:
  "Tough break . . ."

- As you can see from his ISFDb page, Timothy J. Gawne has seen his SFF getting published since 2012.
- We've already encountered several stories dealing with the underlying premise of today's story: "Schrödinger’s Gun" (HERE), "Third Alternative" (HERE), and "Reversal of Misfortune" (HERE).

The bottom line:

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