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Archive for January, 2008

200th post

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I was thinking that I never did one of those “year in review” posts for twitchgamer for the start of 2008. I’ve had the domain and tried blogging and doing various other things with it over a number of years, but it was a little over a year ago that I said “Right. Blog […]

The “Google generation” and Andrew Keen

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I just got done listening to the JISC podcast “The Google Generation: Myth or Reality?“, and it seems like the key thing discussed in it (I haven’t had time to read the report) crosses over with some of what Andrew Keen discusses in The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture: […]

Eduserv Foundation new call for funding

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

The Eduserv Foundation, who kindly funded me for a study on open content licences and the UK cultural heritage sector, has a new call for funding for some really interesting areas:
Online identity – a persona that people establish in online communities.
The open social graph — a machine-readable description of the online identities in one or […]

ORG looking for interns

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Open Rights Group is looking for interns — this might be particularly good for you UK law students out there…

What I’ve been surfing for 4th January 2008 through 14th January 2008

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

These are my links for 4th January 2008 through 14th January 2008:

Some Comments the US-Antigua Gambling Arbitration - Goes over the standards used in the case regarding internet gaming.
Top Ten Myths of Entrepreneurship - Starting a biz ain’t easy.
U.K. prepares for amended computer crime law | InfoWorld - “A six-page document published on […]

Gowers Exceptions consultation launched

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

Lord Triesman, current Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property and Quality, spoke on Tuesday (8 Jan.) at the British Library at the launch of the UK Intellectual Property Office’s new consultation “Taking forward the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property: Proposed changes to copyright exceptions”. This consultation will look specifically at implementing parts of […]

OPSI to have a bar camp on the use of Public Sector Info

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

The Office of Public Sector Information will be having a BarCamp around Recommendation 8 from the Power of Information Review on 12 January 2008.
Recommendation 8
“To improve government’s responsiveness to demand for public sector information, by July 2008 OPSI should create a web-based channel to gather and assess requests for publication of public sector information.”
http://barcamp.org/BarCampPOIR8 on […]

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