I found this wonderful timeline of Internet memes yesterday, so many happy memories of hours wasted in front of a YouTube screen… but I digress. I have been frustrated by the seemingly unstoppable war on evidence waged by copyright policymakers, a frustration made worse by the nagging certainty that there is nothing we can do [...]
One of the recurring themes in this blog has been the popular depiction of technology in the media, particularly in mainstream press. It seems to me that there is a pervasive view of information technology in some sectors of the press, where new technologies are to be met with fear and distrust, and all problems [...]
Radiohead has continued going where no band has gone before, and in another ground-breaking innovative marketing and licensing strategy they have released their latest video under a Creative Commons BY-NC–SA licence. House of Cards is part of the already seminal In Rainbows, and it was a video recorded with 3D rendering techniques, no camera was [...]
This is an excellent use of Machinima to illustrate the need for Fair Trade.
I was surprised to find this story on the front page of Saturday’s Guardian because it shows the growing importance of copyright questions in the mainstream press. However, I was less impressed with the article’s content. The headline tells us that “Polish priests threatened with jail for plagiarising sermons”. Quite an impressive claim, and definitely [...]
The video speaks for itself. Can you spell “desperation?”
Mathias Klang has tagged me with the 7 random things meme. While researching this, I found that there are some rules. These are: Link to the person’s blog who tagged you. Post these rules on your blog. List seven random and or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your [...]
(via The House of Commons) A video parody from the University of Sidney’s Law Revue that more accurately depicts the nuances in copyright infringement.
From the video:
Downloading movies is not stealingCopyright is intangible propertyCopyright is a chose in actionYou would not depreciate your friend’s chose in actionDownloading depreciates copyrightSomewhatDownloading is against the LawThe (Civil) [...]
Back in January I had reported on the hacking of HD-DVD protection by improper key management. AACS, makers of the DRM protecting the new format, vowed to try to shut down BackupHDDDVD, which is instrumental to some part of the cracking process. At the time I thought it was likely to be the last we [...]
Because I have the strong psychological urge to be different (or at least different-ish), I’m trying to make today the “Non-IP Day”, seeing as yesterday was “World Intellectual Property Day“.
We need a snazzy name though.