Month: September 25, 2005

Sep 25,2005

Protesting for dummies

In celebration of this weekend’s hippie march on the National Mall, I drove to Virginia and stayed there well beyond nightfall. You may wonder why I would pass up a...

Sep 25,2005

When copying doesn’t violate copyright

Does copyright infringement involve creating an unauthorized copy, or accessing that copy once created? If mere copying is copyright infringement, then Google Print is illegal--and so is the Internet for...

Sep 18,2005

Reading the Weekly Standard reader

In the introduction to The Weekly Standard: A Reader: 1995-2005, Bill Kristol announces that in his selection he attempts to communicate the magazine’s “essential history and its spirit.” Judged by this...

Sep 18,2005

Is Paypal your pal?

The U.S. government believes that all customers of Paypal’s online money transfer service are criminals until they prove otherwise, and Rich Kyanka has had some trouble proving he’s not a crook. Kyanka...

Sep 11,2005

Dear L.A.,

Dear City of Los Angeles, We need to talk. I think you know as well as I do that our relationship has been going through a rough patch lately, and...