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
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
Well, not quite a movie. More like adding s bit of sound to some skiing footage that I took last winter of Him Indoors. It was my first movie and I used iMovie and it all worked brilliantly. Great footage, brilliant soundtrack from iTunes. As Him Indoors was travelling I loaded onto YouTube as a … Continue reading Copyright reform – a small thought now I have made a movie
It seems to have slipped out very quietly and has hardly been picked up in the press at all, but the future of European online business is up for grabs. And that's all online business, from nuts and bolts e-tail right through to new media services with lots inbetween. After ten years of our E-Commerce Directive … Continue reading 49 days to save the world (or, influence the future of online business)
I was speaking to someone this week and he admitted that actually bought some music the other day rather than just download it from somewhere. He hadn't done that in a while, crocodile. It made me smile one of those warm genuine smiles, because I doubt it's the Digital Economy Act or anything like that. He probably just … Continue reading To buy or to steal music?
I have had an interesting night tonight - telly on the Parliament channel watching the Digital Economy Bill debate and doing my physio exercises. I am really not all that clear on which of the two was more painful. See my Twitter feed for some snippets along the way - a nice note of what … Continue reading Digital Embarrassment Bill – final thoughts
The Lords did their last hurrah on the Digital Economy Bill last night as is widely reported in the press today. As anticipated, there has not been a way to square the circle and keep everyone happy. Some valiant attempts were made, not least by Lord Erroll and Baroness Miller. What are we to make … Continue reading Digital Economy Bill shambles – start shouting now!
You have got to love this little snippet from cnet news online which shows just how messy things can get when technology and media clash: "Although several artists have been depicted in music games like Guitar Hero in the past, Gwen Stefani's No Doubt is having some trouble with its own likeness in the newly released … Continue reading Avatar sings up a storm
Cracking event called Dear Stephen held by the Westminster eForum today - many thanks Peter, Tom and team for an interesting and thought provoking morning. So, who said what then? These are my real time tweets from the event for posterity: The Cloud make a good point about unlicensed spectrum - it is a place … Continue reading Digital Britain – industry leaders speak