Saturday, April 23, 2005

A Summary of All Copyright-related Ethical Issues

One point is all that's needed. From an excellent article in the conservative British paper the Financial Times by James Boyle

Thomas Macaulay told us copyright law is a tax on readers for the benefit of writers, a tax that shouldn’t last a day longer than necessary

Macaulay is exactly right: copyright is a tax. No more need be said.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Rabbi Hammers Frist and the Rapture Right

Via DailyKos

The news that Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plans to join a telecast whose organizing theme is that those who oppose some of President Bush's judicial nominees are engaged in an assault on "people of faith" is more than troubling; it is disingenuous, dangerous, and demagogic.

-- Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism