Isn't that the length of copyright under the Berne convention? If so, the copyright for the last diary entries expires this year. The term used to be life of author plus 50 years, and I think that was in effect when the document was written, so copyright has probably expired already.
Also, I think the copyright belongs to the estate, not the person that purchased the dairies unless copyright was explicitly transferred with that purchase.
I agree that Paracetamol (Tylenol) doesn't do much. The medical profession is starting to agree.
For example it does nothing for back pain http://www.thelancet.com/journ...
If it was just about a child having a doll respond to them then we'd have no problems. The issues are
a) The child's voice (and background sounds) are sent over the internet to the manufacturer and will very likely be available to three-letter-agencies and to creepy employees.
b) Paid promotions are likely. "Here Mattel, have $100,000 if your doll suggests having McNuggets twice a day"
c) Security is likely to be lousy and hacks will follow. "Barbie thinks Mommy is a dirty slut". "Mommy
Maybe we're all cynical, but we've been conditioned to be that way by repeated disappointment.
Here in Australia, home-schooling is almost unheard of. The stereotype here is that only super-religious parents home-school their children, in an effort to shield the children from conflicting viewpoints. The exception is farmers in very remote areas where there are no schools.
What is it in America that makes home-schooling more popular there? Is it mostly religion-driven there too?
I own firstname.lastname@example.org and I get quite a few stray replies from companies responding to people who didn't want to give their real e-mail addresses when signing up for something.
But that doesn't compare to the guy who registered no-reply.com, who got a lot of replies and then forwarded smart ass responses back to the originating companies. Many of the original e-mails were confidential.