Enabling Creativity in the Digital Environment

For some time now Creative Commons has been increasingly engaging with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). You can read an update on the activities at the CC Blog. This is part of a more active engagement from Creative Commons with international organizations in general. The work has been ongoing, […]

Creative Commons statement at WIPO Committee on Development and IP

Read by Yours Truly at the 8th Session of the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP). (Geneva, November 14, 2011) Thank you Mr Chairman for the opportunity to make a statement; we would like to join other delegates in supporting your chairmanship. Creative Commons appreciates its continuing engagement with […]

The problem with Anonymous

Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! It is a heartening example of our age (or a sad indictment, depending on your world view) that one of the most famous hacktivist collectives in the world takes […]

Technophobia as regulation

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that stem cell methods are not patentable. This is not a particularly exciting piece of news in itself, but I have taken notice because this is yet another example of regulation which I believe is informed by technophobic tendencies. During the first […]