SCRIPT-ed June issue

I have finally been able to get the June issue of SCRIPTed bug free. This issue was delayed because the website has been moved to a different server. The contents of this issue are: Editorial – HUGO Ethics Committee: Ten Years On, Ruth Chadwick. Special feature – Workshop: Intellectual Property […]

OSS 2005 Conference

I am at the OSS 2005 Conference in Genova, Italy. Internet connection is a bit sketchy, so I will not be able to blog this fully. I don’t see any other lawyers present, so I am getting a bit nervous. I am going to be presenting this paper, which is […]

G8 protests in Edinburgh

What an amazing day yesterday. This is actually related to Technology Law, as some of the solutions to the problems of poverty can be found with technology and with policy solutions, particularly with regards to IP protection of technology and the access to knowledge in developing countries. This is my […]

Libre Commons

Interesting new set of licences from some of the people at Loca Records. I like seeing new licences and ways of thinking, so congratulations to the drafters. I do have some problems with the licences though. The licence is described as “non-legal licenses that will operate in the shared space […]

Parliament report on Open Source

(via David M. Berry). This is a report on OSS by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, which is charged with offering a balanced view on key policy issues. The report is well-balanced and measured, and it comes out very strongly in favour of open source, and it even […]


So, I come back to the UK and the biggest decision in Cyberlaw in recent years has finally taken place. It was expected that the U.S. Supreme Court would produce a negative ruling against P2P manufacturers, and if one reads the press, this would seem to be the case. However, […]

This is the end…

The end of the conference is a discussion asking three questions: How communicate? How decide? Who will report? The answers are at the heart of the future of international Creative Commons. The success of the movement so far has been due to the energy and belief of a number of […]


What is Digital Rights Management? This may seem like a rather straightofward question as there is quite a lot of information already on what is a digital rights management. Yet, maybe there is not. There are many people who equate DRM with restrictive technical protection measures, yet this is inaccurate. […]