Just what is going on here?

(a place to collect the outrageous and perplexing)

Cases in Point:

Australian edublogger blocked by Educational Authorities (23 Nov 2005) --see followup from D'Arcy Norman

29 November
CS Lewis on adaptations of Narnia books:
I shd. be glad for the series to be given abroad. But I am absolutely opposed - adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare. At least, with photography. Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so much vulgarity with his genius!) wld. be another matter. A human, pantomime, Aslan wld. be to me blasphemy.
(from BoingBoing)
So let me get this straight: copyright is basically forever, but a living author's wishes for the future of his creation are bupkis? I'm shocked.

18 Dec
A visit by Homeland Security: "My instinct is that there is a lot more monitoring than we think," he said...

(testing an addition, 6 Sept 2010)