Category Archives: Copyright & IP

Funk, Google Voice, TBL on privacy

The Mother of All Funk Chords – Kutiman’s amazing YouTube remix Mother of all funk chords is also top video on Icerocket Twitter search Which means everybody’s talking about it.  That and Google voice.  ” Google Voice, unveiled Thursday, will revolutionize telephones. It unifies your phone numbers, transcribes your voice mail, blocks telemarketers and […]

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James Boyle @ RSA

James Boyle’s lecture on The Public Domain at the Royal Society for Arts last night was a hugely enjoyable call for a campaign to defend the public domain. Bill Thompson, BBC technology correspondent, chaired. The RSA streams live audio of lectures and took questions via Twitter. You will be able to watch, listen  and subscribe […]

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News: tweet petit

guardiantech Google and PRS in headlock as music videos pulled from YouTube Finally: Oxenford on US webcastcast royalty settlement  US internet radio stations need to file with SoundExchange by 2 April or pay CRB rates Big Picture: London from above at night That’s a lot of lightbulbs. Exhilarating, yes. Sustainable energy use? Big Picture photo journalism: Cambodia […]

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No extension of copyright exemption for mashups

“The Government has responded to a consultation paper published by the European Commission on copyright reform. That consultation asks whether the European Union’s Copyright Directive should be amended to introduce exemptions for ‘user-created content’. User-created content can include individuals’ use of professionally-produced music, film, video or images for a new or different purpose to the […]

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Pirate Bay trial ends

Pirate Bay trial ends: Guardian summary

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Digital Britain: watch and listen

The Digital Britain report is open to comment until 12th March. On 24th February NESTA hosted a conference on delivering Digital Britain. Many of the key players were present. Video and audio is now available. It is an extraordinary opportunity to see the development of public policy enacted. Watch and listen. NESTA delivering Digital Britain I’ve seen Carter’s […]

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Write to reply update

Something wonderful is happening around the Write to reply site. In addition to the WordPress plugin which allows people to comment on the Carter report Digital Britain, there is a a bunch of developer activity: Netvibes, different visualisations of the comment cloud, experiments with iPhone and ebook readers …  a whole ecosystem of democratic engagement […]

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Show us a better way update

The show us a better way competition, which invited proposals for better ways of communicating public information, reports back on the winning entries Lots of interesting mashups with public data. Sadly the Ordnance Survey only temporarily freed up data they control for use in the competition. Shortly afterwards “Ordnance Survey has emailed local government […]

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Media revolution: Tomorrow’s TV

BBC’s Money programme available on iPlayer If you wonder why much broadcast TV seems formulaic, this programme explains why: it’s supposed to be, because the TV formula is an essential part of the business. A TV formula is valuable intellectual property, Who wants to be a millionaire? is a global brand. This programme explains the […]

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Pirate Bay trial

Trial of The Pirate Bay interests a readership estimated at 22 million. Plaintiffs in the case include Warner Bros, MGM, Colombia Pictures Industries, 20th Century Fox, Sony BMG, Universal and EMI. Guardian Paid Content UK The Register BBC coverage includes the claim by a lawyer representing media firms, also aired on Channel 4 News, that […]

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