Copyright Comics

There have been an awful lot of comic strips lately about the Recording Industry’s copyright lawsuits and related issues. I always find the comics page to be a good predictor of the nation’s temperament, and comic strips historically have served as a potent political force. For example, in the late 1800’s, William “Boss” Tweed, a notoriously corrupt New York City politican, was finally defeated by Thomas Nast’s political cartoons.

Tom the Dancing Bug is one of my favorites.