By chance I came across an interesting blog, Collectanea, devoted to discussion of the absurdities of the over-extensive copyright law in the digital age. There any many interesting snippets in this. Most interesting is the rise in sales of books indexed by Google books, leading to the probable consequence of a settlement of lawsuits against Google by publishers. Another snippet is finding others, like myself, devoted to the Public Domain. Apparently a new Creative Commons license has arrived, specifically to make this possible.