Comments on: the law’s not even dry on the books Blog, news, books Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zeldo The Magnificent Wed, 26 May 2004 23:12:06 +0000 Josh Marshall is the most misanthropic human being on the face of the earth. He Knows Dick!

By: Anonymous Tue, 25 May 2004 08:38:44 +0000 Thanks. Apparently this broke about a month ago; see
for a summary.

By: Tim Keller Mon, 24 May 2004 21:18:52 +0000 For the Post-impaired – the CPA stole the HTML for their website from the Brookings Institute.


By: Anonymous Mon, 24 May 2004 18:39:53 +0000 Sigh… I have access to the print Post.
Can someone just say what the story is specifically about (or
how to find it in the print paper?) While the Post has the
right to make annoying rules for access to their site
(and I have this weird ethical thing about either following those
rules or not using the site myself)
they have no exclusive claim to a story’s facts or citation.

By: Matthew Saroff Mon, 24 May 2004 16:09:25 +0000 for those who don’t want to register, check out

By: Seth Finkelstein Mon, 24 May 2004 15:27:51 +0000 Absolutely, it matters. Human-rights violations are ho-hum, but copyright violations can get trade sanctions!

In today’s world, the Geneva Convention can be discarded with impunity, but woe unto anyone who ignores the Berne Convention. 1/2 :-)

By: Anonymous Mon, 24 May 2004 15:27:11 +0000 For those of us who don’t want to make Yet Another Registration,
could someone summarize the main facts of the WaPo story?


By: Matthew Saroff Mon, 24 May 2004 13:08:43 +0000 Actually, it does matter.

The CPA drew up this law, and blithely ignored it.

It reinforces the CPA in particular, and the US in general as being lawless actors on the Iraqi stage, which could lead to further conflict.

By: Frederick Scholl Mon, 24 May 2004 12:38:17 +0000 With all the misery in Iraq, does it really matter if Bremer is not compliant with copyright law??