Who owns Lolita? Not the girl, of course — Humbert Humbert tried that and look where it got him. In 2012, who owns the book? Or at least the copyright in the book? And for that matter, who owns The End of Eternity, The Body Snatchers, Inherit the Wind, Tolkein’s The Return of the King and C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew? Even, ironically, Why Johnny Can’t Read? As recently as 1978, the answer would have been “You do. We all do.”
— Jennifer Jenkins discusses the public domain in “‘Til the End of Eternity” for HuffPost (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
Very few politicians get technology. Many actually seem proud that they don’t use the Internet or even email, like it’s some kind of badge of honor that they’ve kept their heads in the sand for so long. These are the same people who will vote on noxious legislation like SOPA, openly dismissing the concerns and facts presented by those who know the technology intimately. The best quote from the SOPA debates: “We’re operating on the Internet without any doctors or nurses on the room.” That is precisely correct.
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liberalsarecool:

“My country tis of  thee….sweet land of <redacted>”

“This week, the United States Senate passed S. 1867 also known as the  National Defense Authorization Act including sections 1031 and 1032  which authorize the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American  citizens without trial or charge.”


I can’t believe it passed the Senate. How frightening.

liberalsarecool:

“My country tis of thee….sweet land of <redacted>”

“This week, the United States Senate passed S. 1867 also known as the National Defense Authorization Act including sections 1031 and 1032 which authorize the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens without trial or charge.”

I can’t believe it passed the Senate. How frightening.

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sirmitchell:

This is a pretty good example of the dangers of wealth inequality, and why people are protesting Wall St and not DC.

sirmitchell:

This is a pretty good example of the dangers of wealth inequality, and why people are protesting Wall St and not DC.

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