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

Posted by on November 14, 2009 at 2:56 am

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 […]

How to Save the Economy (Via TV) and Stop all this silly ACTA stuff.

Posted by on October 29, 2009 at 1:44 am

When I was four years old, my family constructed a house. I asked my father how the builders knew what went where. And he told me about the plans and showed me the blueprints. I was enthralled, here was a method to build something. Draw up a master plan, order the lumber, roofing iron, and […]

Copyright What is Legal and what is not (In Australia)

Posted by on October 11, 2009 at 12:39 am

I was slammed into reality the other day by the fact that a Solicitor that I have known for many years who dealt in the area of the law known as Trade marks which falls under the auspices of Intellectual Property Law, got some basic knowledge about the Australian Copyright Legislation wrong. (No 'P' it's […]

ARE you a generalist or a specialist?

Posted by on July 20, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Vertical search-engines Know your subject Jul 12th 2007From The Economist print edition Topic-specific search-engines hope to challenge Google, at least in some areas ARE you a generalist or a specialist? The question can be asked of people, but it is increasingly being asked about internet search-engines, as specialist or “vertical” sites take on generalists such […]

BBC Opens Archives for Creative Repurposing

Posted by on December 15, 2005 at 10:57 pm

The BBC, via the Creative Archive License Group is temporarily opening its news archives to the U.K. public, specifically for people to access, remix, podcast and otherwise subject the content to creative repurposing. Some restrictions apply, for example, the content may not be used for commercial purposes, and anything created using the content must, itself, be […]