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

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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?

UK consumers happy to shop using technology

KPMG (you know, that very large collective of number crunchers ...) have released a report on how technology is transforming the way consumers interface with shopping. Shopping online is not new (hey, even the E-Commerce Directive is over 10 years old now) but the way it works and who's doing it is constantly evolving.  Some snippets … Continue reading UK consumers happy to shop using technology