- Retired Justice Stevens muses on the limits of free speech, especially regarding the obligation to defend odious speakers and speech. I wish he had gone slightly farther and considered the problems arising from who gets to define particular speech as "hate speech" — such as the utterly misguided campaign to treat "retard" as hate speech, since the inevitable alternatives that will arise will be worse (among other problems) — but it's a great conversation starter. For nerds.
- Mister Neil is wise yet again, regarding how authors (or any other creative person) should respond to negative reviews. Unless, of course, the negative review is by one's archnemesis, in which case turnabout is fair play.... <vbeg>
- NASA is looking for life on other planets, as it should be. In the meantime, I'm busy just trying to find signs of intelligent life in DC (I've given up on H'wood, N'ville, and N'yawk).
- The IPKat has left several interesting presents in the litterbox known as the internet: musings on the egregious overreaching of the IOC regarding exemplary/nominal use of "Olympic", which leads to dark sarcastic musings from me on a National Park rather near and dear to me, particularly during my childhood (and I did have one); questioning when (and whether) to register a trademark in Europe; (im)moral rights for the House of Harlot; and demonstrating that European copyright law could definitely benefit from considering the originality requirement in US copyright as he wonders about "generic copyright".
29 May 2012
at 08:51 [UTC8]
... and no link sausages. OK, maybe a few: