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Attorneys general from eight states demanded last week that the company provide data on how many registered sex offenders are using the site and where they live. MySpace obtained the data from Sentinel Tech Holding Corp., which the company partnered with in December to build a database with information on sex offenders. Attorneys general in North Carolina, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Ohio and Pennsylvania asked for the Sentinel data last week."
— particularly this quotation from Macaulay — on whether Dr. Johnson would have wanted a longer copyright term..
"Would it have once drawn him out of his bed before noon? Would it have once cheered him under a fit of the spleen? Would it have induced him to give us one more allegory, one more life of a poet, one more imitation of Juvenal? I firmly believe not. I firmly believe that a hundred years ago.. he would very much rather have had twopence to buy a plate of shin of beef at a cook's shop underground." Readers, by all means send a shin of beef to Mr. Helprin. Let us hope he prefers it to his current argument."