This week, our Free Culture Book Club continues reading Homestuck with Act 2, Raise of the Conductor’s Baton, for the first five scenes apologizes.

My Sincerest Apologies

It has come to my attention that, in my haste to get posts out the figurative door, I mistook a fan site for Homestuck’s official site, and came to the incorrect conclusion that Andrew Hussie and any other parties with an ownership stake in the comic had released it into the public domain.

The word "sorry" scrawled on a red metal door

Seeing that this error renders the three posts effectively copyright infringement and, I suppose, incitement to infringe copyright, I’ve opted to delete the balance of the posts. If you still desperately wish to know how I assessed the first two acts of the comic, you can dig through the version history for this post.

I apologize to anybody misled by my error, or who looked forward to an unbroken run of Free Culture Book Club posts.

Let these three posts serve as a lesson, though: Working with Free Culture carries a responsibility to verify everything that you see about a work’s license. Don’t take it for granted, if you see a website that seems plausible. Look for primary sources.

Credits: The header image is sorry by Etienne Girardet, made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.0 Generic license.