The Daily Populous

Monday November 19th, 2018 night edition

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At least, that's what will happen if Congress doesn't retroactively change copyright law to prevent it—as Congress has done two previous times.

To our surprise, there seemed to be universal agreement that another copyright extension was unlikely to be on the agenda this year.

Presumably, many of the MPAA's members would gladly take a longer copyright term if they could get it.

For example, Disney's copyright for the first Mickey Mouse film, Steamboat Willie, is scheduled to expire in 2024.

I talked to Dennis Karjala, a law professor who was part of the lonely opposition to longer copyright terms in the 1990s.

Major movie studios joined forces with the estates of famous authors and musicians to push for a copyright extension.

In my 2013 article, I wrote that "the question for the coming legislative battle on copyright is who will prevail." »

Because 'Good Planets Are Hard to Find,' Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

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It is only when we are prepared to take such action that people begin to recognize the seriousness of our existential crisis.".

As of this writing, dozens of arrests had been made with many thousands more still holding ground on the Soutwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster, and Lambeth bridges.

"We are peacefully standing up for the Earth and for humanity," Cecelia B of Extinction Rebellion, declared in a statement. »

White House Tells Acosta He Could Be Banned Again in Two Weeks

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Shortly after the ruling, Trump was interviewed on Fox News and was asked about the White House defeat.

CNN responded to the reports in a statement saying the White House was “continuing to violate the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution.”

Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.”. »

Bill Nye: We are not going to live on Mars, let alone turn it into Earth

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Bill Nye says the idea of Mars colonization and terraforming – making a planet more Earth-like by modifying its atmosphere – is "science fiction.".

"This whole idea of terraforming Mars, as respectful as I can be, are you guys high?"

"We can't even take care of this planet where we live, and we're perfectly suited for it, let alone another planet.". »