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Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan – Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1992)

If asked to choose between the human experimenters offering the macaques this Faustian bargain and the macaques themselves–suffering from real hunger rather than causing pain to others–our own moral sympathies do not lie with the scientists.

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8 Ways to Spend the Day in Arashiyama, Kyoto

Nearly every district in Japan has stolen our hearts in some way, but Arashiyama is an extra-special place.

It’s where Jake almost proposed (he ended up doing it the next day at Fushimi Inari shrine), and where we enjoyed what was maybe our favorite afternoon together ever, riding bikes through sleepy side streets and eating lunch at a tiny restaurant on the water. 1,134 more words


The long copyright battle over a monkey's selfie

By MARK PEARSON Follow @Journlaw

The booklet Understanding Copyright and Related Rights (WIPO, 2016) is an excellent entry-point for learning about the basic copyright principles applying globally. 379 more words

Media Law

Meet Me at the Watercooler (interesting topics to impress your co-workers)

As some of you may know, I work in the legal profession*.  As a result, I often hear of strange and interesting cases that have been put before the courts.  430 more words

David Slater


   (c) David Slater

A man went broke.

He invested cold nights in 2011 in the Indonesian jungle befriending primates, photographing them and apparently cajoling them into taking selfies. 428 more words


Beautiful Morocco

I have been rather critical in my assessment of Morocco, and in particular Marrakech. It wouldn’t be fair of me, therefore, not to mention that, once you get out of the chaos inside and around Marrakech, Morocco is also a beautiful country. 453 more words



This morning we took the bullet train from Karuizawa to Nagano.

As this is the centre of a ski area it is high altitude so the blossom is just coming into flower here. 148 more words