Timothy B. Lee

For Timothy B. Lee's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Copyright extension opponents ready for new fight

Oct 28, 2013

Copyright extension opponents ready for new fight

For most of history, a great character or story or song has passed from its original creator into the public domain. Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and Beethoven are long dead, but Macbeth and Oliver Twist and the Fifth Symphony are part of our shared ...

DuckDuckGo chief spills on search engine wars

Jul 28, 2013

DuckDuckGo chief spills on search engine wars

AltaVista, one of the leading search engines of the 1990s, has died. It was 18 years old. It had languished for years before its owner, Yahoo, finally pulled the plug. Silicon Valley is littered with the graves of firms that tried and failed to ...