Intellectual Property

The State Of The Music Industry At Grammy Time

Posted by on February 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

Interesting to look at the sales figures for the album of the year nominees as the Grammy's come round. (with a tip of the hat to Paul Cashmere) They are as follows: I Am… Sasha Fierce, Beyonce 2.7 million physical sales / 10.9 million Digital Tracks sold from the album The E.N.D. by Black Eyed […]

Beatles Mash Ups

Posted by on January 23, 2010 at 4:34 am

The Wu Tang Clan have just initiated what must be one of the most incredible marketing campaigns imaginable. They have released an album online that utilizes samples from dozens and dozens of Beatles records with them rapping over them. And it is great! You can listen to streams of the album here. Why is is […]

The Future of Australian Television – Taxation, Licensing, Advertising or Criminalization?

Posted by on November 14, 2009 at 2:56 am
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Given the attention of Governments to file sharing, it would appear that the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) was obviously caused by you sharing a copy of Lily Allens “Fuck you very much”.   We have Ministers flying all over the world to discuss how to criminalize 15 year old kids who can’t yet vote. These […]

As the World Changes – Again – the TV Top 50

Posted by on November 9, 2009 at 9:55 pm
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Ministers are flying home after negotiating the ACTA agreement, which very soon may not be required.It would appear that there is some experimentation being conducted that very soon could moot the very reason for ACTA. Finally, we are seeing the Content creation companies figure out how to commercialise their products on the P2P networks.   […]

If you Cant afford the Law, Then you must be an Outlaw

Posted by on November 9, 2009 at 4:13 am
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  When I was fifteen, I slipped in a puddle of Nitric acid that had spilled onto the roadway in Wellington (New Zealand) from an insecure load.   Of course when 90 proof Nitric Acid meets skin, usually the skin suffers second or third degree burns.   It did and I was hospitalized for the […]

Copyright, Trademark or Legalised Piracy?

Posted by on October 31, 2009 at 5:03 am
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In 1994, I wanted to place an entry in the Phone Book to give me an advantage over my “soon to be competition”.   I tried to register “Internet Australia Pty. Ltd.”  as a company name. Quite rightly, ASIC refused my attempt at registering a “generic” name.   I succeeded in my efforts by registering […]

Secrecy And Patents

Posted by on October 29, 2009 at 1:45 am

According to Secrecy News there is a growing number of patents that are being deemed strategic to national security and therefore being classed as secret. Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, U.S. government agencies may restrict the disclosure of a patent application whenever its publication is deemed “detrimental to the national security.”  In Fiscal […]

ACTA is actually the transference of Hate onto the Shoulders of Public Servants.

Posted by on October 28, 2009 at 2:25 am
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The RIAA is about to offload it’s position of most globally hated industry body onto the mantle of our elected representatives.   Which country?   Well they’re starting with the ACTA participants.   And they’re doing a damn fine job.   Against all the evidence, they have managed to convince the US Congress who in […]

The Financial Proof that Copyright has Failed Commercially.

Posted by on October 24, 2009 at 7:03 am
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The fastest growing and most successful Companies in the World are the proof against an increased attention by anyone to the importance of Copyright and Trademark.   For sometime I have been lobbying hard against Australia’s involvement in ACTA.   Lobbying Koltai? Is that what you call it? Well yes. I don’t have access in […]

The Argument AGAINST Intellectual Property as an Industry.

Posted by on October 23, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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From the “The Biggest Trump Card Ever” Department. I like growing Bonsai plants, I like buying bonsai plants and I love visiting Bonsai nurseries to view other peoples representations of miniature trees.   I prefer to visit those nurseries that are grouped. In other words, to obtain the maximum viewing perspective bang for my buck, […]