Threading The Needle

UPDATED AND POSTED, JANUARY 24. The following was written on December 31, 2020, and for reasons I can’t honestly remember, I appear to have put it on hold after I wrote it. Not sure whether I just wanted to “polish” what you see below, or if I thought I had more to add (?). Frankly I forgot I even had this, so it was more than a little surprising to read it today. I am publishing it now in...

New International Copyright Treaty Being Developed In Secret

BoingBoing catches this appalling news of a new copyright deal being drawn up in secret, away from any governmental oversight. In fact, the Obama administration recently denied a FOIA request to see the documents, citing "national security." I don't know whether that's a legitimate claim, but it sure sounds suspect on its face: we're talking about corporations' right(s) to make money of virtually...