a rock and roll party in my mailbox

I wish everyone could work out their trademark and copyright animosity as well as The Postal Service and The US Postal Service have. Witness this ugly series of events [with follow-up] concerning a copy of Gone with the Wind that used to be on a Project Gutenberg Australia site.

The world’s protection of creative content may eventually settle at around the same level, say, life plus 70 years, [Mitchell’s heirs’ lawyer] said. The danger, he added, is that the most restrictive governments will be the ones setting that level. “National laws are going to infringe on copyrights around the world,” he said.