Warning – very long sentence about very boring topic

Stephen Newton, a Manchester PR guru, correctly points out (in a comment) that my long reply to Nicola Stanbridge’s long but slightly off-the-point reply to my long (and witheringly to-the-point) email to The Today Programme about her tendentious interview with disingenuous pop fossil Cliff about copyright term extension is actually quite boring.

That’s the thing. Copyright, the public domain, the history of hard-won access to ideas and all that is actually a real drag. Dry as dust. So, what we need, says Stephen, is better stories. Stories about actual orphan works and actual suffering amongst actual readers and learners or whole communities and nations denied access to their intellectual birthright by rapacious big media. Got any?

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