For all you Jared Diamond-heads out there, news: PBS has made a 3-part series out of Guns, Germs, & Steel, hosted by Diamond himself. Premieres tomorrow (Monday) night, 10 pm.
Paul has already written about orphaned works. Yesterday this got posted to the Dig_Ref list: The Copyright Office will hold public roundtable discussions regarding orphan works in Washington, D.C., on July 26-27, and in Berkeley, California, on August 2. The Office has identified several general topic areas for discussion during the roundtables, and has organized a preliminary agenda according to these issue areas. Persons wishing to participate in the roundtables.. Read More