intelligently designed in a fixed medium of expression

Since the Kansas school board went ahead and re-defined science, the National Academy of Sciences has declared that they will take their ball and go home. In this case, the ball is the copyright on the material incorporated extensively into the new science standards.

I have no love for artist’s rights, or controlling uses, or any of the other litany of reasons that people give out for why derivative uses need to be permissive. In fact, I’ve come up with a rather lengthy modest proposal for defeating them all permanently. This, however, I just have to support. Even if it may be (wow, optimism) pretty much unnecessary.

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