United States copyright regulators are agreeing with Wikipedia’s conclusion that a monkey’s selfie cannot be copyrighted by a nature photographer whose camera was swiped by the ape in the jungle. The animal’s selfie went viral. The US Copyright Office, in a 1,222-page report discussing federal copyright law, said that a “photograph taken by a monkey” is unprotected intellectual property.
I am the Hague - Barney Ross
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The very ink with which all history is written is merely fluid prejudice
She was born in spring but I was born too late
Blame it on a simple twist of fate
—Bob Dylan (via blue-voids)
Now, when it comes to raising the minimum wage, conservatives always say it’s a non-starter because it cuts into profits. Well, yeah. Of course. Paying workers is one of those unfortunate expenses of running a business. You know, like taxes, or making a product. If you want to get rich with a tax-free enterprise that sells nothing, start a church!
Obey the principles without being bound by them.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Eyewitness footage of Typhoon Haiyan washing house away (by Plan International)
Whoa. Look at that. Nearly two million are estimated as homeless, per reports. The UN says 4,200 have died as the Philippine government says the death toll is standing at 3,633 with around 1,700 missing. 12,000 are injured across the Philippine’s 7,000 islands. And aid is now finally arriving to the islands. The United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Israel and Australia all are sending in physical help along with other countries contributing proceeds.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.