Luckily it was a gnostic snake that bit you.

Where there's life, there's hope.

Think before you start as what's done cannot be undone.

Up to his eyeballs in crocodile tears he left no stone unturned.

A companion for all hours is the thief who excites no alarm.

Charity begins at home, out of harm's way, out of debt, out of danger.

Many hands make light work. All together we can push up the sky.

At one point in time we were all in the same boat.

Golden handcuffs cut to the quick while time reveals all things.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

From heaven to earth a Freewind near the mark completed the circle.

While we weigh anchor dangle the bait.

Between a rock and a hard place a rare bird walked on tiptoe.

One step at a time many miles ahead a living corpse walked.

God helps those who help themselves to greener grass over the fence.

Haste makes waste while time heals some wounds.

To look a gift horse in the mouth is to die laughing like father, like son.

To swallow the hook while grinding one's teeth is to have an iron in the fire.

The cart before the horse is cutting against the grain.

Sleep on it to have nailed it up ship-shape.

To lead one by the nose is to acquire knowledge through disappointment.

When in Rome do as the Romans do as walls have ears.

To add fuel to the fire is irritating instead of appeasing the enraged passions.

Business' fail when managed by strangers; the cat is away, the mice will play.

Fools are wise, or may be so reputed, when they are silent as flies.

The storm passes over the shrub, but tears up the oak by its roots

What was before obscure and difficult render clear and luminous.

Those who abound in knowledge are usually most deficient in money.

The wise man passeth by an injury, anger resteth in the bosom of a fool.

There is a snake in the grass, take care how you tread.

Arguing against what is self-evident is denying that the sun shines at midday.

Men of over communicative dispositions divulge weakness to adversaries.

Can the Ethiopian change the color of her skin, or the tiger his strips.

Is the bear Catholic while the Pope shits in the woods?

Posterity will give to each and every one the portion entitled by his merit

A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.

Truth begets hatred, familiarity contempt, and success envy.

Better to correct an error in ourselves, than to find a hundred in neighbors.

Among friends all things will be in common unless preaching to the deaf.

Sowing grain among stones or building on sand is like washing mud bricks.

Sharing expertise with persons on subjects they are better acquainted with than ourselves, is like teaching birds to fly, or fishes to swim.

Assist those who are willing to receive instruction, and aid those who endeavor, but have not strength, to bear the load that is imposed on them.

Some, by a multiplicity of words, endeavor to obscure the truth.

They converse to entertain opinions very different to what they would have been formed, if the story had been told in a plain and simple manner.

- adapted from Adagia Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

Copyright is Brain Damage

Private Interests Don't Override the Law

Fair Use Protects So Much More Than Many Realize

Librarian of Congress Expands Protections for Fair Uses

How I Changed My Mind on Intellectual Property

Copyright Monopoly As Censorship Instrument

Don't Lock Laws Behind Paywalls

Sita Sings the Blues

Copying Is Not Theft

Public Domain Is the Rule

Nina Paley: Journey to Intellectual Disobedience

Big Win For Fair Use In Google Books Lawsuit

Are copyright claims stifling free speech on the Internet?

The Constitution guarantees individuals the sole ownership rights to their own creations for a limited time.

Creative works, intellectual property, first held an intial copyright period of 28 years from the date of publication of the first edition.

A copyright could be renewed for another 28 years for a total of 56 years.

1976 Copyright Act changes existing copyright.

After January 1, 1978, the copyright period became the life of the author plus fifty years after the author's demise.

June 26, 1992 1976 Copyright Act amended to extend all copyrights still in existence to a term of 75 years.

For works penned after January 1, 1978, the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act, signed into law on October 27, 1998, amends the copyright protection term to the life of the author plus an additional 70 years.

Anonymous and pseudonymous works and works made for hire; the term is 95 years from the year of first publication or 120 years from year of creation.

For pre-1978 works still in their original or renewal term of copyright, the total term is extended to 95 years.

"Under Eisner's watch Disney was the driving force behind the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. Disney success was due to its widespread use of stories and concepts from the public domain." - Mike Masnick

Copyright periods have been more than doubled recently.

This benefits corporate elite in three ways:

first, corporate elite retain a revenue stream;

second, information capture and retention;

third, broad knowledge concerning health, economics, statistical trends, psych☣l☣gical ☣perati☣ns, science, the environment as well as other general knowledge is hidden away and not available to the general public.

Television has replaced the Oral Traditional. The storyteller is a rarity now.

Remote specialists produce entertaining television programing and movies.

For most of human history, no one imagined that you could own a story.

Cultural commonwealth is now walled off and converted into money.

Megaupload White Paper

Megaupload General Legal Points

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US

Copyright Is Guilt By Accusation

Obama Administration Considers Joining Publishers

conceal your intentions

Shadow Regulation Around the World

Publishers Still Fighting to Bury Universities

Federal Court Rules Against Public.Resource.Org,
Says Public Safety Laws Can Be Locked Behind Paywalls

There was a court case between Exxon and Kellogg over the cartoon tigers used to market the brands: the Exxon gas tiger and Tony the Tiger.

The two look quite similar (similar as well to "Tigger" of Winnie the Pooh fame, and to "Hobbes" from the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes).

These corporations asserted property rights over a drawing of a tiger.

Tigers may be part of nature, but the idea and image of a tiger, with all its associations of strength, power, and beauty, is cultural capital.

Since there are really only a limited number of ways to draw a tiger and have it still look like a tiger and carry these associations, the litigants were in effect asserting private ownership over an item of cultural capital.

"I'm lovin' it™", a phrase, is the property of the McDonalds®.

"Make every drop count™" is the property of Coca-Cola®.

"Ideas for life™" is the property of Panasonic®.

"Always™" is the property of Walmart®.

"Making life better™" is the property of Penn State.

You can still use these words, but not as a slogan for your organization.

Nike has taken "Just do it™"

Donald John Trump has taken "You're fired!™"

These are a few common phrases expropriated from the public language.

Corvette owns a shade of red, United Parcel Service a shade of brown.

These are parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Did these companies create these colors, or just enclose and wall them off !

"In 2001 a Michigan jeweler, "Love your neighbor™", sued Florida charity "Love thy neighbor™" for trademark infringement, claiming the similar name confused customers and resulted in lost profits" - Charles Eisenstein

silence is not an option

Why Do Good People Become Silent - or Worse - About 9/11?

"Silence the angry man with compassion.

Silence the liar with truth."

Siddhartha Gautama

"To our great surprise,

the internal mental process

was perfectly noiseless."

Carlos Brody


Ode to Paradise

from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Then saw I clearly how each spot in heav'n

Is Paradise, though with like gracious dew

The supreme virtue show'r not over all.

Contemplate here the wonder I unfold.

The nature with its Maker thus conjoin'd,

forged first was blameless, pure and good;

But through itself alone was driven forth

From Paradise, because it had eschew'd

The Way of Truth and Life, to evil turn'd.

Your nature, which entirely in its seed

Trangress'd, from these distinctions fell, no less

Than from its state in Paradise.

"Long as the joy of Paradise shall last,

Our love shall shine around that raiment, bright,

As fervent; fervent, as in vision blest;

And that as far in blessedness exceeding,

As it hath grave beyond its virtue great.

Our shape, regarmented with glorious weeds

Of saintly flesh, must, being thus entire,

Show yet more gracious. Therefore shall increase,

Whate'er of light, gratuitous, imparts

The Supreme Good; light, ministering aid,

The better disclose his glory: whence

The vision needs increasing, much increase

The fervour, which it kindles; and that too

The ray, that comes from it. But as the greed

Which gives out flame, yet it its whiteness shines

More lively than that, and so preserves

Its proper semblance; thus this circling sphere

Of splendour, shall to view less radiant seem,

Than shall our fleshly robe, which yonder earth

Now covers. Nor will such excess of light

O'erpower us, in corporeal organs made

Firm, and susceptible of all delight."

"O thou, my blood!

O most exceeding grace divine! to whom,

As now to thee, hath twice the heav'nly gate

Been e'er unclos'd?" so spake the light; whence I

Turn'd me toward him; then unto my dame

My sight directed, and on either side

Amazement waited me; for in her eyes

Was lighted such a smile, I thought that mine

Had div'd unto the bottom of my grace

And of my bliss in Paradise. Forthwith

To hearing and to sight grateful alike,

The spirit to his poem added things

I understood not, so profound he spake;

Yet not of choice but through necessity

Mysterious; for his high conception scar'd

Beyond the mark of mortals. When the flight

Of holy transport had so spent its rage,

That nearer to the level of our thought

The speech descended, the first sounds I heard

Were, "Best he thou, Triunal Deity!

At the sweet sounds of comfort straight I turn'd;

And, in the saintly eyes what compassion was seen,

I leave in silence here: nor through distrust

Of my words only, but that to such bliss

The mind remounts not without aid. Thus much

Yet may I speak; that, as I gaz'd on her,

Affection found no room for other wish.

While the everlasting pleasure, that did full

On Mercedes shine, with second view

From her fair countenance my gladden'd soul

Contented; vanquishing me with a beam

Of her soft smile, she spake: "Turn thee, and list.

These eyes are not thy only Paradise."

"I am not worthy, of my own desert,

That thou shouldst answer me; but for her sake,

Who hath vouchsaf'd my asking, spirit blest!

That in thy joy art shrouded! say the cause,

Which bringeth thee so near: and wherefore, say,

Doth the sweet symphony of Paradise

Keep silence here, pervading with such sounds

Of rapt devotion ev'ry lower sphere?"

I was as one, when a forgotten dream

Doth come across him, and he strives in vain

To shape it in his fantasy again,

Whenas that gracious boon was proffer'd me,

Which never may be cancel'd from the book,

Wherein the past is written. Now were all

Those tongues to sound, that have on sweetest milk

Of Polyhymnia and her sisters fed

And fatten'd, not with all their help to boot,

Unto the thousandth parcel of the truth,

My song might shadow forth that saintly smile,

flow merely in her saintly looks it wrought.

And with such figuring of Paradise

The sacred strain must leap, like one, that meets

A sudden interruption to his road.

"Glory to the Father, to the Son,

And to the Holy Spirit," rang aloud

Throughout all Paradise, that with the song

My spirit reel'd, so passing sweet the strain:

And what I saw was equal ecstasy;

One universal smile it seem'd of all things,

Joy past compare, gladness unutterable,

Imperishable life of peace and compassion,

Exhaustless riches and unmeasur'd bliss.

Before mine eyes stood the four torches lit;

And that, which first had come, began to wax

In brightness, and in semblance such became,

As Jove might be, if he and Mars were birds,

And interchang'd their plumes.

Silence ensued.

the sound of silence

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