Things of Interest: 12/31

I read a lot of stuff on the Internet that I find interesting. In these posts, I share a few of the highlights I’ve come across.

  1. The Chicago Tribune has written about the troubles surrounding red-light cameras in Chicago.

  2. The biopic Selma had to paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches due to copyright restrictions. This is not the first time The Kokiri Reader has discussed the results of stringent copyright restrictions on the historical examination of the civil rights leader (even though I only have about a dozen posts so far).

  3. One reader/contributor of sent in 19 examples of modern-day sexism in pop culture.

See you in the New Year!

I Have A Copyright

Article 1 Section 8 of the United States Constitution states that “The Congress shall have Power… To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.” This is known as the Copyright Clause. Over the years as new technologies and creative outlets have been invented, new laws have been written to create and protect copyrights over anything created by the human mind, whether it be literature, music, video, art, etc.

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