• In reading the recent Cites & Insights, I learned that making a tape/CD for a friend from a CD that I have is not a copyright violation:
    Section 1008 is part of the Audio Home Recording Act—the agreement that adds royalties to the cost of audio-rated digital recording blanks and all digital audio recording devices, in return for explicitly legalizing home recording. Here’s the text:

    No action may be brought under this title alleging infringement of copyright based on the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a digital audio recording device, a digital audio recording medium, an analog recording device, or an analog recording medium, or based on the noncommercial use by a consumer of such a device or medium for making digital musical recordings or analog musical recordings.
    What a relief!

  • Those mysterious ladders on the TZB do have a purpose: they're for the workers repairing the undergirding of the bridge. You can't see the platforms from the roadway, but if you're taking Metro-North and go under the bridge, you'll see what I mean.

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