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Stanford prof sues James Joyce estate for right to study Joyce

Most tragically, there was a brief moment when Stephen Joyce was irrelevant. The works of James Joyce were in the public domain until the EU copyright directive extended copyright by 20 years, putting Joyce’s books back into the care of his capricious grandson for decades.

Stalker or Shutterbug?

I sometimes snap pictures of strangers and post them on my blog and Flickr. Could I get into legal trouble for violating their privacy?

MPAA: The Grateful Dead’s Success Was An Abomination Against Nature

Witness this bizarre exchange between John Perry Barlow and the MPAA’s Dan Glickman debating the future of the entertainment industry.