October 11th, 2005

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The movie Charade is now concidered now concidered public domain. This Hitchcock film is now available free of charge to the world in general.

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The public domain comprises the body of knowledge and innovation (especially creative works such as writing, art, music, and inventions) in relation to which no person or other legal entity can establish or maintain proprietary interests. This body of information and creativity is considered to be part of the common cultural and intellectual heritage of humanity, which in general anyone may use or exploit.
If an item is not in the public domain, this may be the result of a proprietary interest as represented by a copyright or patent. The extent to which members of the public may use or exploit an item in relation to which proprietary interests exist is generally limited. However, when copyright or other intellectual property restrictions expire, works will enter the public domain and may be used by anyone.



There are alot of cool things out there that people dont get to sue you for using so enjoy.

http://www.archive.org/details/charade

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Kashmir_earthquake

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The 2005 Kashmir earthquake occurred at 8:50:38 a.m. West Asia Standard Time (Pakistan Standard Time) and 9:20:38 a.m. (India Standard Time) (03:50:38 UTC), on October 8, 2005 with the epicenter in the Pakistan-administered region of the disputed territory of Kashmir. It registered 7.6 on the Moment magnitude scale making it a major earthquake similar in intensity to the famous 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Initially, official Pakistani estimates were that the earthquake has killed over 42,000 people and injured over 65,000. [1] However, as most of the affected areas are in mountainous regions and have been rendered inaccessible by landslides that have blocked the roads, the death toll is estimated to be much higher. At least 2.5 million people have been left homeless.


So why is it we do not get the hundreds of posts concerning this? Do we just care less if it is on the other side of the world? Are we simply just numb? Is there a point when the sheer level of disaster after disaster make the names just bleed together? I know I feel the same sence of powerless frustration watching that news as i did watching the news from New Orleans. If your one who believes in prayer say a few for those poor souls.

just my thoughts.