Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)

I was at Social Media and the Law 2012 today, which was a really great event. First of all big thank you to Luisa Edwards from Google for managing the day so well - always nicer when a conference chair makes it fun instead of a relentless clock watch!  Also some really great comments about Google's … Continue reading Social media and the law (and a bit of Leveson, well, needs must …)

And I’m taking my football home – landmark IP case today

Like that fabulous Nike advert used to say ... football, football, football (cue a fried egg). And I bit of IP. The ECJ has today has confirmed that there is no copyright in Football Dataco's fixture lists because there has been no "intellectual creation" in the process of creating the fixture list. It did not … Continue reading And I’m taking my football home – landmark IP case today

Sunday night Monday morning TED talk – a little bit of Mr Shirky

We had a big fuss about PIPA and SOPA. It has gone quiet, but it's still bubbling under, whether through that legislation or another. Clay Shirky has, as ever, some views. Happy watching! Just as an aside, what a great week of meetings I had last week - topics included getting greyhound racing recognised as … Continue reading Sunday night Monday morning TED talk – a little bit of Mr Shirky

Are we finally turning the digital telly page?

There seems to be a convergence of stuff on digital telly at the moment.  (For the quantum physics aspects of convergence of stuff, do ask that lovely chap Professor Cox.) Netflix has launched, Lovefilm is reborn under Amazon ownership, I've got iPlayer on my telly and analogue sets are all for the skip very soon.  That's quite apart … Continue reading Are we finally turning the digital telly page?