A Quick Apology and a Quick Video
First, a small apology for being away for so long. My life has changed greatly, in ways anticipated and otherwise, over the last month or so. I’ve gone from flying high to getting punched in the gut (rhetorically), and it has been quite a rollercoaster. I sometimes pine for the simpler days of general boredom.
But lest you be too concerned over the fate of this blog, or if you are quite charitable, the state of its author, please know that I’ll be back in posting form. We are not done here. As Ludwig von Mises said, “tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentitor ito.”
In the meantime, here is a short video on the history of copyright and its various changes over the years. Of course, the extension of copyright terms has been to benefit companies set up by the success of the original authors, but 100+ year terms clearly contradict the original spirit and intent of the copyright laws, which was to foster and encourage the creation of original works. Instead, in an ironic turn, the copyright laws now manage to stultify the creative processes.