Despite concerns about limits on free expression caused by UN proposals with respect to Traditional Cultural Expressions, is the real danger much closer to home? David Mamet's use of copyright to restrict post-show discussion of his play "Oleanna" raises concerns about the chilling effects of extended uses of IP rights.
Was the author of the true 'first English detective story' stabbed in the back?
"It is something to be greater than Scott, Shakespeare, Homer in the South Seas, and to that you have attained." Robert Louis Stevenson, letter to M.E. Braddon. Why has a work which was hugely well-known in its day (that day being a very long one) never been considered a candidate for "earliest English detective novel"?