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Updated the lecture 08 page with lecture notes and some information about proposed Digital Rights Agency.

Updated the Assignments pdf on the Course documents page to include the questions from lecture 08.

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April 3, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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Links to 3rd April

  1. OUT-LAW: French pass ‘three strikes’ file-sharing law http://tinyurl.com/cv8bel
  2. Boldrin & Levine: Against Intellectual Monopoly. The economic case against IP protection. Read the book online http://bit.ly/3aja  

  3. out-law radio interview with economists who argue IP law inhibits innovation and growth http://bit.ly/JKQc
  4. Ewan McIntosh 4IP keynote#jisc09 http://bit.ly/lCkJD open data, open access, participation

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April 3, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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Links to 2nd April

  1. Featured Artists Coalition – ‘extend copyright, if rights revert to artists after 50 years’ via out-law http://bit.ly/2hNEhy 

  2. Traffic stats from Stockholm via torrentfreakhttp://bit.ly/6k1w9
  3. Torrentfreak on first day of new Swedish Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive anti-piracy lawhttp://bit.ly/c3jja 

  4. RT @guardiantech: Google and Bebo consider opting out of Phorm http://bit.ly/hPpOW
  5. Peter Suber, SPARC: 25 Myths About Open Access –http://bit.ly/1997Vb via @glynmoody
  6. RT @Joscelyn: “Why Copyright Extensions are Bad for Artists”http://tinyurl.com/c9llq8 (via @CopyrightLaw) 

  7. EFF: Every Vote Counts: the EU Copyright Term Extension Battle Heats Up. 11 countries vote against extensionhttp://bit.ly/hNSNz 

  8. Digital Britain: Consumer Group Opposes Rights Agency ‘lack of due process’ http://bit.ly/s3jrg 

  9. Crafting an Effective Copyright Law. Society for Computers & Law lecture online http://bit.ly/15oe4 

  10. Ars Technica: Publishers cut book sharing deal with Scribdhttp://bit.ly/12zJg <some publishers, some journalists, get it>3/3 

  11. Scribd to Times: Whatever happened to Fact Checking?http://bit.ly/X52E (not in Times comments) 2/3 

  12. Times: Authors fight free books site Scribd for ‘pirating’ their work http://bit.ly/FUKr 1/3 

  13. Digital Britain: who commented? What did they say?http://bit.ly/ktN4E

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April 3, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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Links to 31st March

  1. David Bollier Viral Spiral: readable account of the struggle for the soul of the internet. Open Source, Creative Commons, Open Access education, public domain http://viralspiral.cc/  

  2. RT @berkmancenter: Doc Searls on VRM . This week’s Radio Berkman podcast with David Weinberger: http://tr.im/i2Qq#vrmhub  

  3. Dan Bricklin: Designing IT in the age of Obama.http://bit.ly/M8N1a  

  4. RT @berkmancenter: The Future of Computational Science, live: http://cyber.law.harvard.ed…  

  5. RT @soundarchive: Spotify v. iTunes http://ow.ly/1KPM – Spotify to start selling MP3 downloads via online music store 7Digital  

  6. Open Rights Group: User profiling, Twitter privacy, Google docs security  

  7. Anyone in UK HE w/ WordPress dev skills want to join us? #jiscri seeking collaborators http://bit.ly/9ApOn  

  8. RT @scribomatic: The WGGB blog – news and information for writers: Response to proposal for a digital rights agency http://twurl.nl/trneio  

  9. Twitter marketing going well for #masocialmedia http://bit.ly/5htF0 Daily Mail doesn’t get it, again http://bit.ly/VIU77  

  10. RT @wikileaks: NYTimes: Wikileaks and the Guardian v. Barclays censorship attempts http://tinyurl.com/d2woym  

  11. Creative Commons: $8m Investment in Open Textbook venture http://bit.ly/X9ecC  

  12. RT @TalkTalkTips: On the TalkTalk blog: The wrongs of the Digital Rights Agency http://tinyurl.com/c5lsyb ISP response #digitalbritain  

  13. RT @cloud_dennis: Reading: Tech rivals in cloud computing clash – Financial Times http://bit.ly/W4Y9f

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April 3, 2009 at 2:02 pm

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Links to 28th March

  1. RT @CopyrightLaw “European Parliament Rejects Three Strikes and You’re Out Approach” http://tinyurl.com/2o7gp3 

  2. RT @CopyrightLaw EFF: “Observations from the Three-Strikes Rumor Storm” http://tinyurl.com/ddro8p 

  3. Digital Britain team publishes responseshttp://bitly.com/ECbno 

  4. Newspapers: Society of Editors letter to Culture Secretary. Local media, Google revenue, training subsidy http://bit.ly/vvaX 

  5. RT @guardiantech: Last.fm puts pay wall around streams; except in US, UK, Germany http://bit.ly/11MjOi 

  6. RT @psychemedia: so are you looking forward to a future of social network traffic analysis? http://bit.ly/1Z1B8H 

  7. Doc Searls video The Intention Economy: what happens when customers get real power. Progress on VRM http://bit.ly/up3nS 

  8. Archive of choreographer Sobhan Davies work. Video, text, audio, photo. Register, then public access all areashttp://bit.ly/ozqyH 

  9. London VRM Hub Open Space meeting 30th Marchhttp://bit.ly/yhLRD VRM in a page http://bit.ly/12tPrx 

  10. Doc Searls’ Vendor Relationship Management project . Like CRM, but user controlled. Wiki http://bit.ly/fn6zu bloghttp://bit.ly/KKI1Q 

  11. RT @josswinn: Wikis in Education bibliography:http://bit.ly/BLIk New: blogs in Education’ bibliographyhttp://bit.ly/jhYff 

  12. RT @guardiantech: Last.fm puts pay wall around streams; except in US, UK, Germany http://bit.ly/11MjOi 

  13. Today is Ada Lovelace day. Blog about a leading woman in technology. http://findingada.com/ 

  14. RT @resourceshelf: EFF FOIA Search Tool Launched for Uncovered Government Documents http://tinyurl.com/cf6xot 

  15. @josswinn Open Calais 🙂 Sooo cool. Huge improvement. And jiscri! BuddyPress looking v sweet too. 

  16. Anyone at #jisc09 interested in the #jiscri funding call? Discuss it here: http://bit.ly/2d2e8f Work up ideas here:http://bit.ly/hhGIp 

  17. @psychemedia have you tried Amadeus for audio editing on Mac? http://www.hairersoft.com/W… 

  18. OFCOM: Citizens’ Digital Participation researchhttp://bit.ly/120UQX 

  19. RT @guardiantech: Interview: Andrew Shaw, online managing director, PRS For Music: Rates reform under the spotlighthttp://bit.ly/112lLb 

  20. RT @writetoreplyhttp://consult.nwregionalst… A Consultation Portal for Northwest England. <Good navigation & help files> 

  21. Communia Reusing public sector data 26-27 Marchhttp://bit.ly/TJxU and OKCon 28th Marchhttp://bit.ly/17ngqI 

  22. RT @CopyrightLaw: “Live Concerts Can’t Support The Existing Recording Industry… Did Anyone Ever Say They Would?” http://tinyurl.com/c7rkx4 

  23. Making the Web Work for Science http://sciencecommons.org/ have a new video 

  24. RT @Joscelyn: Protect access 2 medical researchhttp://bit.ly/1d9Zzb gr8 tirade from Nobel prizewinner Richard J. Roberts on Conyers bill 

  25. RT @josswinn: RT @buddypressdev: The new BuddyPress website is now live and built on BuddyPress:http://buddypress.org/ 

  26. Ewan Macintosh on 4IP, research, user-centred learning.http://bit.ly/fwiZF #jisc09 

  27. MIT Will Publish All Faculty Articles Free In Online Repositoryhttp://bit.ly/tzcIA

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April 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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Argentine philosophy professor Horacio Potel faces criminal charges and a possible jail sentence for posting  translations of Jaques Derrida’s work to his website for his students. Via Boing Boing  http://bit.ly/u38aD and  http://bit.ly/ZLPTg Morehttp://bit.ly/2OL2D

New Zealand scraps Controversial ‘3 Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Law which would have led to alleged copyright infringers being disconnected from the internethttp://tinyurl.com/d86ra6

A major new report published by the Rowntree Trust on the database state via Open Democracy http://is.gd/owLG

guardiantech: Channel 4’s 4ip fund invests in discussion tool Yooskhttp://bit.ly/10KIt  ‘famous people. you ask. we connect. they answer’ Based in Warwickshire and Vietnam. About Yoosk . Download pdf http://yoosk.com/about-us.aspx

Music Week on Digital Rights Agency http://tinyurl.com/cbskeh. Geoff Taylor of the BPI would like government  enforcement against filesharing, but cheaper.

“…the [digital] rights agency is ‘an answer looking for a question’…without a clear remit or responsibility.” http://bit.ly/dright

No case for copyright extension on sound recordings. Academics’ letter to Times.http://bit.ly/1ilR3r

Downloadable font formats for the Web (article): http://dbaron.org/log/20090317-fontsAn example of thinking about how the rights of creators can be respected without  resorting to DRM.  Exactly the kind of pragmatic discussion we should be having about other forms of creative work.

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March 23, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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EU copyright extension vote delayed

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Open Rights Group:

“Amid intense lobbying in the European Parliament next Monday’s vote on the proposal to extend the term of copyright has been struck offin a shock move. Following a meeting of the presidents of the political groups in the European Parliament on Tuesday, and with controversy and a lack of consensus surrounding the proposal, MEPs have delayed voting till the end of April.

MEPs are waking up to the reality that the proposal to extend copyright term doesn’t do what it says. It’s a terrible and unworkable instrument that will do nothing but bring copyright into disrepute in the eyes of consumers. If you’re concerned about the need for a fair and balanced copyright framework you must contact your MEPs now. Make your voice heard!

In other news this week Professor Martin Kretschmer, Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management Bournmemouth, and Horace Trubridge, Assistant General Secretary of the British Musicians’ Union, have been debating the copyright term extension proposal. Additionally copyright creators in the Association for Fair Audiovisual Copyright in Europe have launched a petition against the proposal.”

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MEPs back off from copyright term extension vote!

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March 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm