Digital Doughnut – with sprinkles and everything!

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!

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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 …)

Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!

So it's happened.  Google got spanked to the tune of $22.5 million dollars for monitoring the behaviour of people using Safari browsers notwithstanding browser settings (i.e. user instructions) that did not permit it.  Think this just matters State side?  Think again.  The cookies stuff which came into force last year (but which people only paid attention … Continue reading Google gets spanked for ignoring cookie settings to the tune of 22.5 million dollars. Ouch!

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