This opinion may seem a bit odd, coming from someone who works to protect authors' rights for a living, but I agree with what's said in this piece. Personally, I think the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) is a piece of crap.
[Addendum to Query Ratio post]: I've been greatly intrigued by the mathematical genius skills of Ben Parris, faithful blog commenter here at LIT SOUP, and I'm actually going to sit down and count all of my damn paper queries tomorrow. Then, when I get through them all (which may take me the better part of the week, but hopefully not), I'll be able to give you the ratio of partial requests :query rejects. I'm doing this purely to satisfy my own curiosity, and there's no way in hell that this will happen on a regular basis.
So rules of the game: All snail mail queries that I've received through January 13th will be counted; anything received afterwards will not be counted. No e-queries will be counted in this at all. If I feel up to it, after I go through all the queries, I may do the same math for the partials that I already have sitting in my office; once again, nothing received after January 13th will be counted for this informal statistical study.