No more public domain?

According to Lessig that’s exactly what may happen in Mexico: “The Mexican Congress is about to consider a revision to its copyright law. Among it many changes, the law will extend the term of copyright from life-plus-70 to life-plus-100. (And no doubt thus beginning yet another cycle of “harmonization” around the world.) Worse, at the…

Blog roundup

Some things I noticed this morning in my blog reading: I’m not the only one having trouble with hotels. Jenny is dealing with a hotel that promised her high speed internet access, but doesn’t really have it. How do you get that wrong? You either have it or you don’t. On the good news front,…

Decisions, decisions

I’m spending a goodly part of my morning, in between frantic phone calls from my wife, who’s work Mac has lost the ability to open Pagemaker on the same day that their newspaper is due to the printer (she’s uninstalling/reinstalling Pagemaker now, I think. Keep your fingers crossed), going over the seminar schedule for the…

Proving that there are stupid people in government everywhere..

I present you with Google being banned in China (link via Dane) and the Greeks banning all gaming, apparently they are unable to tell the difference between electronic illegal gambling and video games, so in their infinite wisdom they’ve decided to ban all electronic games. (link via Online Blog) More wonderful examples of how world…