Archive for March, 2007

An orphan work on copyright

Made a major scanning and now I have important news for this blog’s Finnish readers: here’s a pdf-copy of T.M. Kivimäki’s seminal treatise on copyright. I have no idea who is the book’s current copyright holder. It was published in 1948 and has been out of print (and out from most libraries) for ages. However, healing I recommend everyone to take a look at the contents of the book. The main principles of copyright are clearly explained. Kivimäki himself thought that the essence of copyright is actually the inalienable personal side (“author’s rights”), not the economic components. A point worth thinking about when the so-called copyright industry keeps on claiming property-like ownership to human culture.

Published in: Culture, Law | on March 30th, 2007 | No Comments »

57K last week, this week the same in 3 days…

Last week totalled some 57K. Sunday produced an ok 10K with a 1000m at 3.01 in Otaniemi. Monday 17K, salve tue 20K with 5x1000m in Otaniemi (first 4 in 3.18-3.20, nurse last 3.10 / 2 min breaks). Yesterday had to take off since both knees signalled they were taking hit. This morning 19K in Espoo central park for the first time of the year. Still some ice on ski routes, otherwise the weather is very nice, all sunshine and +15 celcius.

Published in: Sports | on March 29th, 2007 | No Comments »

Handball victory to my hometown!

My hometown team Riihimäen Cocks finally won the national championship in handball tonight. Unfortunately I couldn’t get to see the game since my wife is sick and I’m taking care of the kids. Too damn bad.

Ok, clinic I don’t know this team and I’m reading it’s based on Estonian purchases. The team I knew had local guys like AP Tuomi in the lead. I think it’s over 5 years I’ve seen their match for the last time.

Anyway, ask this is a remarkable night! The city of Rihimäki used to have two national-level sport teams: one in handball and one in Finnish version of baseball. Some fifteen years ago the baseball francise was “sold out” and pretty soon it was all bankrupt. But handball had a different philosophy and the game lived on. It had roots. I can still remember Cocks trainees doing these recruiting visits to our school every year back in the days… and the deep-voiced principal of our high-school was well-known for being a leading silver-winning player back in the 70s…

The kids are asleep. My only option is to be awake and check the summary on national TV2 after mignight.

Published in: Culture, Sports | on March 27th, 2007 | No Comments »

An exhausted 8K test

Today a 8K club test in Sjundeå. I clocked in c. 27.30 losing 1.5 minutes to guys I thought I could tally till the end. So… what went wrong? Possible reasons include I’m getting a little cold, recipe there was an unreasonably fast first K without warm-up (I arrived just 3 mins before the start) and despite all this I took the lead at c. 1.5K against the wind. At around 2.5K my test was practically over.

Published in: Sports | on March 24th, 2007 | No Comments »

94K last week, now a bit less

Last week in Vuokatti ended with 17K speedy (down to 3.45/km), clinic 10K easy and a 18K longer one. And on top of that some 20K skiing.

This week so far 6K easy, 21K at 3.55/km, a day off (back to the city), and today an easy 12K.

Published in: Sports | on March 22nd, 2007 | No Comments »