3 definitions by Redcamarocruiser

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A penner is a great eloquent writer.
The quote "a group with out messages is like a violin without strings" was written by Manu the Penner.
by Redcamarocruiser December 18, 2005
A neologism built analogously to Anglophile, Francophile, and bibliophile, an Americanaphile is a person who admires the American culture including its language, music, movies, books, art, technological innovations, fashion, sports, food, space program, cutting edge medicine, Ivy League universities, natural wonders, tourist attractions such as Disneyland, and the lifestyle; an Americana enthusiast or aficionado.
Although Halloween is no longer celebrated in some neighborhoods due to fears of candy tampering, some Americanaphile teachers in foreign countries still enthusiastically promote and teach about the holiday in their classrooms.

I met a lot of friendly Americanaphiles during my study year abroad. They love the Simpsons, Friends, Seinfeld, That 70's Show, House (the medical show), ER by Michael Crichton, The Muppets and Sesame Street, Snoopy, Calvin and Hobbs, Disney films, Startreck, Star Wars, Terminator film series, Will Smith, and Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Elvis, Sinatra, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith, The Doors, Van Halen, Guns’N'Roses, The Eagles, Michael Jordan, Lance Armstrong, Rocky Balboa, Muhammad Ali, Indy 500, The Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountains, beautiful beaches, Starbucks, McDonald's, etc.

see americana , francophile , anglophile
by redcamarocruiser October 31, 2009
n. 1. Copyfright is a brand of copyright that strips the author of all of his rights. It is so airtight that the author cannot even publish his own work to another journal or post it on his home page without giving credit to the publisher ;

n. 2. The state of shock induced by restrictive copyright compliance regulations.

adj. pertaining to practices of restrictive copyright applications such as coprfright police, copyfright nazi, copyfright conglomerates, copyfright industry giants.
OERs (Open Educational Resources) are one way around the copyfright restrictions. Prime examples of OERs are Wikipedia, Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikiquote, Wikitionary, and Wiki books. They operate under free licensing like creative commons and GNU.


Q: Why does Dave look dazed?

A: He just read the contract he has to sign to get his research published and is suffering from copyfright.

The contract that the best and most prestigious publishers require researchers to sign before agreeing to publish articles is blatant copyfright.

Don't let copyfright intimidate you from freely sharing your knowledge. Choose free licensing to disseminate your work online, and bypass all the copyfright legal traps.

In academia in order to become well known and get tenure, you have to sell your soul to the copyfright monolith.

See also copyleft

And copyright

Also copyright nazi
by redcamarocruiser November 29, 2009

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