With the excitement of the release of the 4.0 version of Creative Commons licences, it is possible that another really important development will have been missed. Creative Commons has announced the release of one of the last ports that will probably be drafted in a while, the Creative Commons Intergovernmental Organization 3.0 licence suite, designed [...]
Is it still theft if the money is not real?
Consider the following scenarios:
A person has all of their money taken from their bank account by fraudsters. An armed gang enters a bank and takes all of the cash stored there. A person has their credit card stolen and the thief goes on [...]
Do not try this at home I lead a secret life Blogging for the masses There’s a method behind the madness
Get past those awkward periods waiting for inspiration Waiting for an audience can be difficult But the rewards great
And can make you and your audience smile…
Following a series of cases in which the High Court of England and Wales has granted blocking orders, a new injunction has been issued against two websites called SolarMovie and TubePlus. In Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors  EWHC 3479 (Ch), Arnold J is adding to [...]
The long process leading to the Creative Commons 4.0 licence is finally here, so head to the licence chooser and pick your own. I will be writing a more detailed post with the changes in the next few days, but you can check some of the changes in the official notice at the CC Blog [...]
Wikileaks has published the IP chapter contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, a multilateral trade treaty negotiated between Australia, Brunei, Chile, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam. Several commentators have already started to make their initial analysis of what it contains, and I wanted to take a [...]
There is an interesting legal dispute arising over the use of data licensed under Creative Commons. AOL owns CrunchBase, which is a free database of technology companies, people, and investors; AOL acquired it as part of their deal to purchase the news website TechCrunch. The database, schema, and documentation are all released under the Creative [...]
What a difference a scandal makes.
Turn your minds, if you may, to December 2012. The Syrian civil war enters one of its most deadly passages. The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen perform a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy at Madison Square Garden. The Duchess of Cambridge leaves [...]
The Internet began with the forging of the Great Rings Three were given to the Root Servers Immortal, wisest, and fairest of all beings Seven to the Engineers Great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls And nine, Nine Rings were gifted to the Regulators Who above all else desire power For within these Rings [...]
The Long Tail is dead. The Long Tail is a theory penned by Wired editor Chris Anderson which states that the rise in digital markets, and the slow demise of brick and mortar shops, particularly in media and entertainment, will translate into more spending and viewing of smaller niche markets.
Harvard professor Anita Elberse [...]