Monthly Archives: October 2006

ippr IP report

The Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) has just published its report into Public Innovation: Intellectual property in a digital age. I was a member of the steering group which helped on the report, written by Will Davies and Kay … Continue reading

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Building a World Wide Net…

[As ever you can read this on the BBC News website, and Kieren writes to tell me about the IGF Community Forum, where a lot of the issues will be debated over the coming week… worth visiting if you’re not … Continue reading

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Losing Lost

The news that Sky has outbid Channel 4 in the auction for the rights to show the next two series of the multi-layered enigma that is ‘Lost’ has caused a stir in media-watching circles. Whether or not you care about … Continue reading

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How copyright gets in the way.

My weekend reading is this (PDF) paper by Jeff Ubois which details the results of a project completed in May, 2005 at the University of California, Berkeley to measure the accessibility of historic television broadcasts. It outlines the problems he … Continue reading

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IT and Modernisation: New Statesman roundtable

Last month I chaired one of the New Statesman’s regular roundtable debates where they get a group of people together to talk for a couple of hours about an issue of the day, record the results and print an edited … Continue reading

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Meet the new flaws, same as the old flaws..

While cosmologists explore a universe which exists independently of them or, except at the quantum level, their choices as to what to observe and how, things are rather different for those of us who study what is happening on the … Continue reading

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I was so excited… for at least 30 seconds

Five has launched its download service, and you can get episodes of CSI before they are broadcast. I’m not a great fan, but my daughter is, so I thought I’d check it out as a surprise for her. And what … Continue reading

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Complete control

[As ever, you can also read this on the BBC News website] The myth of the borderless Internet, never very credible to those who had any real understanding of the interplay between politics and technology that underpins the network, took … Continue reading

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Is it just me…

Or is this really worrying?  What Technorati thinks is important right now Blogged with Flock

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How long has Ofcom got?

John Naughton’s column in today’s Observer is, as usual, elegantly constructed and convincing, in this case on the problems facing Ed Richards as he inherits (and it was surely an inheritance) stewardship of the organisation he did so much to … Continue reading

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