I've just posted the latest instalment in my podcast: it's a reading of the first half of my new @locusmag column, "IP," the most substantial and significant work I've done in 14 years on Locus's masthead:
It's a sweeping history of the way that a grab bag of mismatched laws - trademark, copyright, patent, etc - were seized upon by budding oligarchs, repurposed to mean "any law that I can invoke that allows me to control the conduct of my competitors, critics, and customers."
The column runs over 5,000 words. I read a little more than half of it in a 30-minute podcast:
Here's a direct MP3 link (hosting courtesy of the @internetarchive, they'll host your stuff for free, forever, too!):
And here's the feed for my podcast:
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