Wednesday Writs for 3/13

Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Tracy Downey says:

    I’ve always been curious regarding Napster if that was a fair fight. Example, if I purchased music, the music industry already got paid. Why Should I have to pay twice? I see both sides of the coin with that. Steve Jobs’ must’ve as well. Napster’s loss made it easier for I Tunes and the IPod. Now we pay to own our music 9.99 a month. Even though we’ve already paid for it.🤔Report

  2. bookdragon says:

    The question about digital ownership wrt lending e-books at libraries will be interesting. If the digital copy has to be returned (auto deletes if not renewed by return date maybe?) and is handled in such a way that only one copy at a time can be lent, how is this different than lending paper books?

    The aspect I don’t see addressed, but maybe should be, is how digitial works are regarded wrt inheritance. I have a substantial collection of paper books (my nym comes from a joke about hording books the way a dragon hordes treasure) and when I die, they will belong to my children as part of my estate. Now, since it’s easier to carry one kindle than 3-5 books on an airplane, I have also amassed a decent digital library. I bought and paid for all of these works (except a couple book of the month free offers). Can I pass them down to my heirs, or do they disappear when I do? (For most of them, it may not matter, but there are some good histories and reference books, and that part of the digital collection is worth several hundred dollars at least).Report

  3. Oscar Gordon says:

    My wife just took over the management of scientific imaging at work, and as she was getting the tour, she was shown an archive of image and video recordings, including a whole library of Betamax tapes that she has to get transferred over to digital media.

    Luckily, the hardware to do so still exits, but man, just barely…Report

  4. Richard Hershberger says:

    L9 clearly is anti-mutant legislation, aimed directly at the X-Men.Report

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