Monthly Archives: April 2011

Robert Frost’s poem rewritten


The original choral work “Sleep” was set to Robert Frost’s ‘Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.’ Then came the legal tussle and Eric Whitacre simply rewrote the text via a good friend. He still created a great piece (see video). However, the big point here is:

The original poem was published in 1923. In a sane copyright regime, it would be public domain already. (Granting from death of author is just a bizarre notion).

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Elk playing around

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Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

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Larry Lessig’s talk at CERN on the context of copyright

The Architecture of Access to Scientific Knowledge from lessig on Vimeo.

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