Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.

Bad? This is worse than "bad" - this takes "bad" to a whole new lower level.

The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked.

(link) [BoingBoing]

20:09 /Copywrongs | 0 comments | permanent link

Farmers' markets harvest new business

Nice to see the Hoosier State is doing something right. We're scheduled to participate in the market at Broad Ripple in Indianapolis next year - Lorraine was going to set up and do spinning demos while we flog fleece, lamb and eggs. We'll see how it goes.

Something fresh is growing in Indiana. The number of farmers' markets in the state has increased at double the rate of other US states; between 1994 and 2004 the number of farmers' markets in Indiana increased by an impressive 222 percent. Researchers at Purdue have published an insightful study that identifies the reasons behind this unprecedented growth. The most important factors to customers included: the number of products available, cooking demonstrations and the number of vendors.

(link) [EurekAlert!]

19:52 /Agriculture | 0 comments | permanent link