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How does copyright work in space?

CHRIS HADFIELD has captured the worlds heart, judging by the 14m YouTube views of his free-fall rendition of David Bowies “Space Oddity”, recorded on the International Space Station ISS. The Canadian astronauts clear voice and capable guitar-playing were complemented by his facility in moving around in the microgravity of low-earth orbit. But when the man […]

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Copyright Renewal Database: Welcome

http://collections.stanford.edu/copyrightrenewals/bin/page?forward=home A thumbs-up for this service, which eliminates the is-it-or-isn’t-it question on copyright. A big thumbs-down, though, for copyright itself. I checked four books – all more than 70 years old – and every one of them has had the copyright renewed. My longing to see Don Marquis’ delightful Archy and Mehitabel series on Project […]

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