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Pushing MRD out from under the geek rock

July 13, 2009


The week before last (30th June – 1st July 2009), I was at the JISC Digital Content Conference having been asked to take part in one of their parallel sessions. I thought I’d use the session to talk about something I’m increasingly interested in – the shifting of the message about machine readable data (think […]

Search as content delivery

January 30, 2008


Warner music announced recently that it has filed a law suit against music search engine Seeqpod for all the usual copyright music industry wrongs. The interesting thing in this case is that Seeqpod don’t host any of the music you get to find: all they do is provide a (rather nice) user interface on top […]

Pirate yourself

January 29, 2008


Paulo Coelho, well known author of The Alchemist, has taken a novel (ha ha) approach to the “Scarcity vs Scale” discussion. He’s created The Pirate Coelho, a jumping off point to a storage account with PDF’s of some of his books. There’s a description of what and why on TorrentFreak and a video of […]

Scarcity vs scale

January 14, 2008


I’ve been finishing off the openness paper this week (taking me a long time to get my ideas together at the mo..) and doing some thinking around how you manage to still make money in this brave new world of free, open, readily available everything. Actually, let’s not call it making money but creating value, […]


December 16, 2007


Oh dear, oh dear… Another deeply sad (but probably – in the longer term – necessary) moment in the history of the intershed: Lane Hartwell (some pro photographer in SF) has caused widespread irritation (wrath, actually) across the blogosphere by getting the fabulous Bubble video pulled because a couple of pictures in it which she […]

Smithsonian copyright revisited

August 6, 2007


Back in May 2007, there was a sudden spike in interest around the “outing” of over 6,000 images from Smithsonian Images by a body calling itself Essentially, they consider the images to be largely public domain, and therefore did something about it, scraping them from the Smithsonian Images site, embedding some metadata and then […]