copyrighting the alphabet will not produce more books“:

i have to keep my eye on WAY more of this stuff if i am ever to get the last section of my book (the big one) (which i have been writing for 14 years now sigh) back in play: if i hoik it into ILM the discussion will be too big and silly – here it can be small and smart (i believe)… anyway more stuff on the intellectual property debate, via boingboing

meanwhile in the US it will soon be illegal to fast-forward over the ad-breaks in the TV you recorded last night