Carl Guderian on Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:12:15 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> ultima thule

You know what's gonna happen next. Bootleg copies of Ulysses online and
pages available to download, so festival attendees can read from them in
the streets of Dublin *in front of crowds*, in case they don't have their
own paperback copies. Back in the day, land was leased out for 99 (or 999)
years max, since rounding up meant "in perpetuity." Though the numbers
involved in Ulysses don't apply, the centenary is a number to conjure
with. The timescale also puts it at the limit of "reasonable" to the
person in the street, as in "*snort* what next, the Bible?" And thereby
hangs the tale...

Did that nasty EU proposal allowing copyright capture of public domain
works simply by broadcasting them ever pass? If so, it's time to broadcast
a reading of the entire King James Bible and the Koran, and start filing
lawsuits in Strasbourg on anyone else who so much as quotes from them on
the air.

Faith and Begorrah,
Sodom and Gomorrah


t byfield wrote:

>MSD -- Modernist Spongiform Disease -- abounds, it seems. good riddance.


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