Reasons to like the Barbican

I enjoyed a very nice stroll around the Barbican at lunch today.

 

One of the reasons I really like walking around there is that it separates you from road traffic. It's not just the much lower level of noise, but also the fact that nothing apart from joggers is moving much faster than you. That makes it feel much more serene. It encourages you to slow down and relax.

Fixing IP laws, part 2 - Copyright and the Public Domain

Series links:

  • Part 1 - Introduction
  • Part 2 - Copyright and the Public Domain (This page!)
  • Part 3 - Copyright and Technology
  • Part 4 - Positioning Copyright
  • Part 5 - Policing Patents
  • Part 6 - Closing Comments

What is the public domain?

The Public Domain is where works that aren't subject to intellectual property laws go.

Fixing IP laws, part 1 - Introduction

For a couple of years now, I've been more and more disappointed with the way the world's IP laws have been trending. I believe that they are moving away from their original intentions in subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways, and that this is increasingly rendering them unfit for purpose.

So I thought I'd write a series of short articles in which I take a positive stance, and say how we can improve them.

Structure

Here's the rough outline of what to expect - links will be provided as each one is written:

SOPA, PIPA, and DEA and the rest...

On Wednesday the 18th, Wikipedia is going dark globally to protest against the latest ham-fisted intellectual property laws.

I've put a banner up for the duration, so every page on this website will have an anti-SOPA statement. I don't see a need for a full blackout - and I don't want to turn away those that may need vCardSplit, which accounts for most of my visits.

But I do see a need to protest.

 

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