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Why hand made content isn’t dead

Today the influential Techcrunch site published a powerful piece of opinion claiming that hand-made content was dead. This contention is based on the revolution in dispersal of ’free’ information – and new industrial-scale commercial attempts to make money through a volume provision of data. (Techcrunch cites a firm called Demand Media who are particularly depressing […]

What is copyright?

Today, the UK government will publish an amendment to its Digital Economy Bill which may allow a great change in the way the law of copyright operates in the UK. The government amendment to the 1988 Copyright Designs and Patents Act (pdf) gives Ministers the ability to update the 1988 act without bringing new legislation […]