Archive for date: August 10, 2004

Human-powered helicopter returns to the drawing board

August 10, 2004 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today, those crazy Canucks of the Human Powered Helicopter group at the University of British Columbia tried unsuccessfully to be the first to fly a human powered helicopter. Unfortunately, they failed. As the twin rotors swayed from side to side, the chain kept slipping off, and they never made it off the ground. Too bad, […]

How to ameliorate the outcome of Eldred v. Ashcroft

August 10, 2004 | Public Domain Resources, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m nearing the end of Lessig’s Free Culture, and am at the point in the book where Lessig describes his loss in Eldred v. Ashcroft which challenged the consitutionality of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. It is very interesting on many levels: to see how Lessig strategized, to see what arguments were made […]