In defence of Creative Commons

It is hard to imagine nowadays, but for a few years during the last decade Creative Commons was relentlessly attacked by some content owners, copyright maximalists, and collective societies (see here and here for a couple of examples). I say that it is difficult to imagine these attacks because CC […]

Filter bubble

Living in a filter bubble

It may not come as a surprise that I have a lot of left-leaning liberal friends. During last year’s UK election, most of my social timeline was strongly in favour of Labour, and they were confident that there would be a victory for the left and Ed Milliband would be […]

The cake is a lie

Can you copyright a recipe?

The BBC has announced that it will drop its online website for recipes in an effort to generate savings. This has raised quite a few eyebrows, with the hashtag #bbcrecipes currently the top UK trending topic on Twitter. This has prompted a very interesting legal discussion, can recipes be subject […]

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Can you copyright the Klingon language?

There has been a disturbance in the Force, have you felt it? Wait, wrong franchise. To Boldly Go Where No Copyright Suit Has Gone Before! Yes, Qapla’ ! Occasionally there are cases that seem to be tailor-made for legal geeks: Naruto v Slater; Lucasfilm v Ainsworth; DC Comics v Towle. […]

Andres Guadamuz

Two Gikii events announced

There will be two Gikii events this year in September 2016. Gikii will be held in Australia and London thanks to the help of long-time Gikii enthusiasts Melissa de Zwart and Andrea Matwyshyn. Gikii Adelaide 2016 The first event will be hosted at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, […]