Gongol.com Archives: October 2009
Brian Gongol

October 9, 2009

Socialism Doesn't Work Another year passes, and "Happy Birthday to You" is still copyright-protected
It's plainly stupid that so many works are still covered by the far-too-broad Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. It was seven years ago today that the Supreme Court heard arguments in Eldred v. Ashcroft and ruled that there's no problem with extending copyright protection terms to an impossibly long author's-life-plus-seventy-years. It's patently ridiculous and contrary to the best interests of society to drag out copyright protection for so long. The law was bad and the Supreme Court was wrong to uphold it.

Science and Technology Flossing monkeys
Seriously: Where did they pick up this behavior?

Humor and Good News The IgNobel prizes are out
Because they've taught us that cows with names produce more milk than those without

Humor and Good News Ronald Reagan's best anti-Communist jokes
(Video) Sometimes humor advances a philosophical agenda

Water News Controlling erosion improves lake quality