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New journal - Knowledge Politics Quarterly

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Knowledge Politics — a UK think-tank “dedicated to exploring the implications and possibilities of the development of an ‘information society’, and to influencing the debate over its meaning and future” — has announced a new journal.
Knowledge Politics Quarterly
The journal describes itself as:
Knowledge Politics Quarterly (KPQ) is an academic journal produced by the think-tank Knowledge Politics. […]

OwnTerms - Privacy policy

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

OwnTerms is a site that brings together some standard terms and conditions so that the public may easily get access to some boilerplate legal docs. From their site:
OwnTerms is designed as a repository for “boilerplate” legal documents: those that every web site, startup, or entrepreneur needs but doesn’t want to draft in a lawyer for.
All […]

Open data licences now out

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Just a quick note that things have been heating up over at opencontentlawyer.com on the new open data licence that Charlotte Waelde and myself have been working on. Go on over and have a look if you are interested in open licensing.

Thoughts on drafting an open data licence

Monday, September 10th, 2007

My first in a series of in-depth posts about open data is now up at opencontentlawyer.com
Thoughts on drafting an open data licence

TV unFestival

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Not much to recap at the moment, but today I’m at the BBC Backstage’s TV unFestival. I presented on Creative Commons and had some lively discussion as a result.
Kevin Anderson has a post that recaps some of the morning’s sessions.

Tackling open data

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

[cross posted at opencontentlawyer.com]
One of the areas that I will be posting on in the next couple of weeks is open data. My latest project is to re-draft an existing open data licence into a format for worldwide use, much in the same vein of Creative Commons.
If you have an interest in open data, please […]

Smithsonian copyright and Flickr

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

(Via electronic museum.)
Smithsonian copyright revisited: “

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 public.resource.org. Essentially, they consider the images to be largely public domain, and therefore did something about it, scraping them from the Smithsonian Images site, […]

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