I had the pleasure to see Robert Fisk, reporter for the British Independent, when he was talking at MIT recently. He suggested that the New York Times should be renamed into "Officials say...", reasoning that many articles use this phrase continuously, while rarely elaborating on who those officials are.
Most people these days think of Copyright as a fundamental right - but this is not in the spirit of the original copyright laws, as Eric Raymond prominently stated 1998 in the Cathedral and the Bazaar. Instead, it is "a bargain with the public." It is nice to see that this idea is being discussed more widely these days, as in this Economist editorial.