Archives: copyright

Robert Caro’s interviewing trick; something new in Nashville; and reader recommendations for the cold winter: newsletter, Feb. 1, 2019

February 4, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, newsletter, writers, writing.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (x) on Friday, February 1, 2019.   Despite snow interruptions in East Tennessee (and much, much worse elsewhere), this has been a busy week of discoveries and revelations. Another volume in the Baseball Joe series has been uploaded — see the list below • Read More »

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Fighting poets, the public domain, the genius behind what you read as a kid, and the American cult of ignorance: newsletter, January 4, 2019

January 7, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, newsletter.

This newsletter was sent to all of the subscribers on Jim’s list (2,940) on Friday, January 4, 2019.   For me, the new year has seen the completion of at least one project, the continuation of several others, and the beginning of a new one. Here I’ll just talk about what’s been completed. Several years • Read More »

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Thousands of copyrighted works set to enter the public domain today

January 1, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writers, writing.

The intellectual property dam that has withheld thousands of copyrighted works — books, art, plays, films, etc. — from the public domain is about to burst. It’s about time. Copyright is a useful concept that helps protect an author or artist from having others benefit unduly from the work he or she has created. But • Read More »

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European game birds, settling arguments, and the world’s best-selling copyrighted book

August 16, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Well, what do you think? Does a grouse fly faster than a golden plover? They’re both game birds, popular with hunters in Europe, and in 1950 they were the subject of this debate — or rather, argument — that Sir Hugh Beaver was having with his hunting buddies. Beaver was the managing director of Guinness Brewery. How do • Read More »

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