Me, alone, working very hard....

Picture taken by Guido van Nispen before the p2p workshop at felix meritis last friday. from looking at the timestamps of the photo and the previous entry (all the way to the bottom in the white box) it seems that he has actually captured me writing the previous blog entry… See the rest of the Guidos workshop pictures here.…

Commercial use only

Unlike everything else on this pages this image is licensed under the terms of a Creative Commons attribution non commercial license. I have always found the non-comercial licenses slightly stupid as the whole concept is incredibly difficult to define (but we are working on it). Now i wonder what the maker of this mini-dv camcorder had in mind when they slapped this sticker on it. and how in hell are they going to enforce this? (message to panasonic the camera in question is used by a non-profi…

Creative interaction with online content must be punished

Just read trough the Final Conference Paper (warning: pdf) of the Creative Economy Conference that was held last week in London as part of the British EU presidency. It is a pretty troubling paper that seems to be build on two general assumptions: 1) DRM is good for humanity and 2) the more/longer/stronger Intellectual Property Rights the better. Both of these assumptions are obviously stupid but they seem to be what you get when you let corporations sponsor (and dominate) government conferences…

Kein file ist illegal

The MPA (Music Publishers Association) and the IFPI (International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers) have released a software called digital file check that can be used by usres to remove file sharing apps from computers. It also contains a function to check ‘what files are in your “shared folders” – these files are likly to be illegal’. The app only runs on windows so i cannot test it right now, but i was wondering what happens when the app encounters a shared folder full of prop…