Link roundup to December 16
By webmink on Dec 15, 2008
- Copyright extension is out of tune with reality
“I have never heard of a single band deciding not to record a song because it will fall out of copyright in only 50 years. The idea is laughable.” -- Copyright extension is a ridiculous proposal and Andy Burnham's argument in its favour is scandalously ignorant of the social contract underlying copyright and abusive of the trust the electorate places in him to protect Britain's cultural commons. Bravo Andrew Gowers!
- Supreme Court Overturns Bush v. Gore
""Allowing this flaw in judgment to stand would set an unworkable precedent for future elections and cause irreparable harm to the impartiality of this court," said Chief Justice John G. Roberts in his majority opinion."
- Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama
My view of course is still that a goal of Bush's presidency has been to make the country ungovernable by the Democrats for as many years as possible. So this behaviour comes as no surprise.
- Sydney Festival 2009 - Juana Molina
Well what do you know - right at the end of my visit, something to look forward to.