Cory Doctorow’s op-ed from Saturday: Trademark political shenanigans. On Copyright law, corporate political funding, and artist-unfriendly DRM.
a preliminary analysis and summary of Canada’s proposed copyright bill, aka Bill C-60. Geist writes, “There is simply no denying that the lobbying efforts of the copyright owners, particularly the music industry, have paid off as they are the big winners in this bill. The bill focuses almost exclusively on creating new rights for this select group…” This is definitely a file to follow in the weeks and months ahead.
Later…Geist has followed up with a Bill C-60 Users Guide that goes through it point by point. Good reading.
today about the installation of Maman by Louise Bourgeois at the National Gallery in Ottawa. Today’s post is a followup on his post on Wednesday, which correctly called into question the competence of bureaucrats who issued a press release on the installation of such a work after Mother’s Day – among other things.
Competency questions aside, I can’t wait to see the new sculpture. I lived about a block away from the Gallery for almost 4 years in the early 90s and the space that Maman will occupy has always screamed out for a major, large-scale installation. I’ll have plenty of opportunities to see it soon, as our new house is just 1 km away from the Gallery.
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Our Favorite Fonts of 2004. The comment about Auto: “The following confessions were found in an unnamed schoolgirl’s diary: -I think I want Auto 3 Italic to be my boyfriend. -Where in the rule books does it say that counters must be closed? Set them free, Auto 3! -I dreamt again of Auto, but this time its three brilliant and handsome creators were there. We all snuggled with a giant, furry swash ‘A’.”