I checked out today's paper edition of the New York Times. The "Generals" story wasn't included. I checked out the NYT website. Also not there. In the judgment of the New York Times editors, this was apparently not a newsworthy story. I left the house to see a movie. When I went back online three hours later, the "Generals" story no longer led the front page, but had been demoted far down the page. Now it gets fascinating. I clicked on it, and was taken again to the Politics page, but the story was not there. Nowhere to be found.
The complex and turbulent area of international copyright law was examined from the respective vantage points of publisher, aggregator, academic librarian, public librarian, and attorney, in a program organized by the ALCTS/Association of American Publishers Joint Committee. Sponsors included McGraw-Hill Professional, the Scholastic, Inc. Trade Book Group, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Sarah Sully (Morrison & Foerster, formerly General Counsel and Director of Publisher Relations at JSTOR) was the program's keynote speaker. Her address, "International Copyright: Current Legal Issues Affecting Publishers and Librarians," was a summary of the legal issues surrounding international publishing today in six general areas: information security, privacy, copyright, licensing, jurisdiction, and libel. Sully reported that key questions in each of these areas are far from settled; that harmonization among the laws of different countries is no more than a distant goal; and that publishers may find themselves unprepared for a variety of hazards and risks they might not have imagined. The online projects of many companies, for example, are vulnerable to hackers, and piracy is nearly unchecked in some parts of the world. North American firms will find that privacy laws in the European Union and elsewhere offer far more protection to users than laws at home on the gathering of personal information.
After this weekend, Bullock cements her status as Hollywood's most bankableactress. Four of her last six films have opened to more than $30M. Shewas the primary lead in all four and none were franchise movies with built-inaudiences. With the romantic comedy The Proposal,the football drama The Blind Side,the buddy cop comedy The Heat, andthe space thriller Gravity, the Oscar-winningactress sells across all genres. That sets her apart from Angelina Joliewho struggles to open movies outside of her action safety zone. 2b1af7f3a8