Thursday, April 01, 2004

Good one

Just in from ibiblio - Duke University Purchases the Public Domain!

"Duke University, of Durham, North Carolina, purchased the entirety of the public domain late last evening for a fee of 2.2 trillion dollars. Sources familiar with the negotiation report that Duke's reclamation of the public domain is unprecedented. As a result of the purchase, Duke University is the sole rights-holder to a huge collection of materials, including the Bible, the works of Shakespeare and Dante, and Francis Scott Key's The Star Spangled Banner."

Oh, yeah. Wait a minute. APRIL FOOL'S!

Really, though, you have got to go check out this page. It's very funny. And thanks to Charlie Lowe, who sent this out over the cccc-ip mailing list.

- posted by laurie @ 4/01/2004 11:52:00 AM
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