W.H. Chong’s favourite books of 2016: art, SFF, classics

Books, Fiction, News & Commentary, Non-Fiction |

What were we reading in 2016? Artist and book cover designer extraordinaire W.H. Chong shares his favourites from the year, throwing a few revisited classics in for good measure. ART The Art of Rivalry by Sebastian Smee. Subtitled “Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art” — how four pairs of exceedingly famous artists influenced

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Why we must maintain PIRs, aka territorial copyright

News & Commentary |

PIR or Parallel Import Restrictions is a euphemism of diabolical cunning: hard to remember and incomprehensible. What it means is territorial copyright, a concept we intuitively understand: it protects business and culture, and is the basis of trade. Which is why it is maintained by the UK, US, Canada, most of Europe and Australia. In its draft report on intellectual property

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