Last time I had this Hungarian blogpost with a question, like, would RIAA copyright The Black Plague, if they could? Well, I didn’t exactly approach the press guys with that, but I didn’t really need to, as the next day Open the Future wrote a thought-provoking post about viropiracy or viral sovereignty in connection with the Indonesian H5N1-case, namely, quote, the Indonesian argument — now set to be ratified by the Non-Aligned Movement general gathering in November — is that the information derived from viruses found in a particular country should be the property of that country to control as it sees fit, unquote. Although that’s because the Jakarta government believes the WHO-affiliated US Medical Naval Research unit is the metaphorical equivalent of a devilish electric urethra catheter in the Islamic land, this basically means, pandemic info is not fed in the infostream directly. (link)