Whilst on the surface this is a puff piece for Apple, but Cook uses the Obama administration’s call to cooperate making life easier for the intelligence industrial complex get access to consumer data and lays out an opposing vision. He basically kicked Washington DC in the teeth, other significant companies just decided to turn up […]Read more "Tim Cook at The White House Cybersecurity Summit"
The Irish Independent ran the story of Ate My Heart Inc.; a company owned and controlled by popstar Lady Gaga who ‘demanded I roll over and hand over my ladyaga.ie domain name and trademark’ This action was taken against an Irish-based cookery blogger. This surprised me for a number of reasons: The two brands and […]Read more "Lady Gaga, the lawyer and the Irish Web 2.0 debacle"
I saw this on the way into work yesterday morning at the café-bar around the corner from the office. I just imagine the lawyers in Sunnyvale hitting the speed dial button for the corporate travel agent and booking a business class return flight to Hong Kong.Read more "Brand extension or violation?"
This is going to be a convoluted long post, so I just decided to pick a point and start. The Draft Communications Bill, what is it? The Draft Communications Bill is a piece of legislation that builds upon work done by the European Union and the previous Labour administration. It is designed (as the government […]Read more "Network analysis and why people are so afraid of the Draft Communications Bill"
Girl Talk’s work sits at the intersection of art and intellectual property law, like The Avalanches his work is made up of lots of other people’s work. When does copyright infringement become a new work in its own right? Why is Andy Warhol art and sampling theft? Girl Talk Interview — Some Conference 2012 from […]Read more "Interview with cut-up artist Girl Talk"