Usula K LeGuin raises concerns over moves in Britain to allow corporations to snap up “orphaned books” with little or no effort on the behalf of said corporations to locate the owners of the copyright. Read Kidnapped and be concerned.
David Brin writing at Locus Online educates us on The Idiot Plot in David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or,Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools. He takes a good hard look at the tendency of movies to highlight the lone individual who is the only one that can see the evil government/corporation conspiracy and to cast the citizens as clueless idiots.
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