Daily Archives: 14 September, 2011

What’s the big deal about global warming anyway? Why is it bad to have longer growing seasons on more land?


Michael Winning

I just send this. David Friedman needs more exposure on this thing. God knows we could do with a bit more global warimg up here where I live.

REINING IN COPYRIGHT


dj

The EU recently extended its copyright laws for audio recordings. Such recordings are now protected by copyright for 70 years, up from the previous 50-year term. Bizarrely, given the ephemeral nature of fashions in popular music, all recordings produced since 1941 are now in copyright. The campaign to extend copyright had been backed by the ageing singer, Cliff Richard, who stands to benefit financially from the change now that his 1959 number 1 hit Living Doll is back in copyright. Continue reading