A couple of things caught my eye today. First, I found this article by David H. Holtzman in the Oct. 25 issue of BusinessWeek. It’s called "Share the Knowledge, Expand the Wealth" and makes the case that copyright, while still an incredibly valuable legal protection against intellectual property theft has been badly abused by the giants of the publishing, entertainment and software industries to the detriment of you and me, or other folks who might want to make use of IP licenses for our own creative efforts. I’m not sure how effectively Holtzman makes his case, as he writes in broad strokes for the layman instead of making use of actual case law, but it’s worth reading because I think his main point is a good one.
My other find today was an article called "Our Librarians, Our Heroes" from the De Moines register, which I put behind the cut (it was forwarded in an e-mail so I don’t have a URL for it.)