When the USA decided to retroactively extend the term of copyright, it deprived itself of free, open access to important cultural treasures that new creators could build upon as creators have done since time immemorial.
Luckily, Canada and the EU were not so foolish, and so today, there is a raft of workRead More
Yesterday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced plans to remove the democratically elected regional government of Catalonia and replace them with direct rule by the national government in Madrid. The Catalan independence movement gained strength as Rajoy’s government took a series of escalating, authoritarian steps to prevent an independence referendum, culminating in an orgy ofRead More
In Impact of excess NOx emissions from diesel cars on air quality, public health and eutrophication in Europe, published today in Environmental Research Letters, researchers from Norway, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands estimate that 5,000 early European deaths per year attributable to diesel emissions are caused by Volkswagen’s Dieselgate crime, in which cars wereRead More