Bsides 58 - Copycrime

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Bsides 58 - Copycrime

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:36 am

Feature: Copycrime by Ian Creasey
Genres: Sci-Fi


Saturday, March 7th, 2015
On a grey misty day in November 2028,the clock in Winston's room struck fourteen. He'd hacked the clock's mechanism to make his point. Old-fashioned clockwork was the only thing left that could still be hacked.

"Fourteen chimes," he declaimed into his diary,"represents the fourteen years that copyright originally lasted. But today is the centenary of Disney's _Steamboat Willie_. One hundred years after its premiere, it's still locked up. Copyright keeps getting extended, and enforcement is ever more intrusive. Look!"

Episode Art: E. C. Ibes
This story first appears here, on The Drabblecast.

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