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Copyright nuttiness.

An implicit commentary on the current state of international copyright. The link contains links to online texts which have ceded to the public domain in Australia, where copyright expires 50 years after the author’s death. In the US, copyright extends 95 years after publication. Therefore, if you are subject to US law, [...]

The librarians are restless.

If you haven’t heard about the Patriot Act, you ought to. It got ramrodded through Congress shortly after 9/11, and it contains not a few shady points which most people who aren’t friends of John Ashcroft think give law enforcement agencies far too much power to snoop around. Shadows of 1984– the phrase [...]