Monthly Archives: September 2013

How copyright makes Australian books disappear

Does copyright law primarily benefit artists or corporations? OK, now that we have all had a giggle at the fatuity of the question we could direct our attention to this important paper by Professor Paul Heald – How Copyright Makes … Continue reading

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Have we reached Peak Beard?

Several weeks ago I read a report on the projected demise of the modern beard. I forget where, exactly, but a young woman reported that because fewer beards had been seen at a Farmer’s Market in Brooklyn favoured by gay … Continue reading

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Save the Florida shitweasel

Friends of the Florida shitweasel can rejoice that the lesser shitweasel has been sighted once more in the Florida Keys and offshore in the Bahamas. The weasels’ long time chronicler Carl Hiaasen has given us a ripping yarn full of … Continue reading

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