Great day today at Digital Doughnut event at the RGS in Kensington. I missed the start and end due to diary clashes, but managed to see the bulk of it. The theme was Inspiration: The Life Cycle of Ideas My highlights from the day are ... Tom Ollerton from We are Social reminds us that … Continue reading Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!
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 …)
I love ads, let's just get this straight right away. I used to think the Apple Think Different ads were my all time classic, but I have to say that the recent Guardian Three Pigs has blown that off the number one slot. But not all ads are that engaging. And sometimes you are just … Continue reading Freedom to skip ads – could it be a human right?
Sorry for the delay in writing this - had an evening event yesterday, so a bit short on time. Anyway, the themes from day 2 are these: - Channel 4 has got the bit between its teeth and is really going for the digital/social/content overlap space and will have a new 'channel' called 47 (four … Continue reading FT Digital Media conference day 2 – we are all in chains
Jimmy Wales, what a legend in his own lunchtime. To sum up today, in true cryptic style: - there are four screens now and we need to treat them all the same (but slightly differently) - data rocks, it's not the new financial services, it's the new rock and roll - privacy matters, but there … Continue reading FT Digital Media Conference – four screens and a Joan Collins
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
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
Thanks to Benjamin Cohen at Channel 4 - if you get past the pictures of cool cars and famous pop stars ... you'll find a little bit of lawyer stuff. About 3 mins into the report. Hurarh! http://tinyurl.com/8x2kkw2
It's easy to take the Internet for granted, but for some time now it has been under pressure. The pressures are long and varied: what is free? Should free mean free? Does free here mean free there? Who determines free? Is free open, is open free? And so on. It boils down to this: is … Continue reading Dark, dark, dark day for the Internet
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?