January 2006

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What justifications are there for restrictions which a system of copyright entails on the freedom to use the creative works of others?

Copyright are exclusive rights by which creative works is protected from unauthorised use, sharing, modification, share of modifications and creation of derivative works. It grants a monopoly to creative workers for limited time for their own endeavours. The justification for copyright is given [1] as to recognise the labour of the creator, strive a balance Read the full article…


“It is easy to write opinions, but it is difficult to report facts”

Behind the privacy of the closed doors of media corporations and the friendly smile of the receptionists an eternal and from the public hidden battle is raging. News reporters and columnists each insist their job is the most difficult in the journalist profession and compete for public and professional recognition. Mark M., former foreign correspondent Read the full article…


Fluffy

Got a hamster yesterday, called it “Fluffy”, as it has still its baby hamster fluff, it is about 8 weeks old. Fluffy settled in really well. It is grey and brown with some white spots and really cute. [Hamster colours] It went straight up to me and nibbled on my finger, and without any problem Read the full article…


Book(ing) problems

At the moment I am reading an autobiography by John Simpson, the BBC World Affairs Editor. It is quite interesting and I found out I like autobiographies much more than biographies, which are most of the time factual, but boring. Review will appear here shortly, as I have already a lot to say about it. Read the full article…


Video Workshop on Encoding

Yesterday, some nice Indymedia Manchester, Indymedia UK, Video Indymedia people came up to Edinburgh to do a workshop with a community video group on how to encode videos for the web. Training resources and some video clips can be found here. We got a new book “The Video Activist’s Toolkit” for free from the Community Read the full article…