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Links to 13th June

 

The week in links
Education resources, open access, copyright, bad research and lobbying, life without newspapers- insight from the1940s, Twitter hype vs the numbers, browser innovation, Digital Britain, life without broadband, French anti-filesharing law overturned.

The week in links

Education resources, open access, copyright, bad research and lobbying, life without newspapers- insight from the1940s, Twitter hype vs the numbers, browser innovation, Digital Britain, life without broadband, French anti-filesharing law overturned.

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Argentine philosophy professor Horacio Potel faces criminal charges and a possible jail sentence for posting  translations of Jaques Derrida’s work to his website for his students. Via Boing Boing  http://bit.ly/u38aD and  http://bit.ly/ZLPTg More http://bit.ly/2OL2D

New Zealand scraps Controversial ‘3 Strikes’ Anti-Piracy Law which would have led to alleged copyright infringers being disconnected from the internet http://tinyurl.com/d86ra6

A major new report published by the Rowntree Trust on the database state via Open Democracy http://is.gd/owLG

guardiantech: Channel 4’s 4ip fund invests in discussion tool Yoosk http://bit.ly/10KIt  ‘famous people. you ask. we connect. they answer’ Based in Warwickshire and Vietnam. About Yoosk . Download pdf http://yoosk.com/about-us.aspx

Music Week on Digital Rights Agency http://tinyurl.com/cbskeh. Geoff Taylor of the BPI would like government  enforcement against filesharing, but cheaper.

“…the [digital] rights agency is ‘an answer looking for a question’…without a clear remit or responsibility.” http://bit.ly/dright

No case for copyright extension on sound recordings. Academics’ letter to Times. http://bit.ly/1ilR3r

Downloadable font formats for the Web (article): http://dbaron.org/log/20090317-fonts An example of thinking about how the rights of creators can be respected without  resorting to DRM.  Exactly the kind of pragmatic discussion we should be having about other forms of creative work.

News: tweet petit

guardiantech Google and PRS in headlock as music videos pulled from YouTube http://bit.ly/1SAvr6

Finally: Oxenford on US webcastcast royalty settlement http://bit.ly/fLrVH  US internet radio stations need to file with SoundExchange by 2 April or pay CRB rates

Big Picture: London from above at night http://bit.ly/aHr9 That’s a lot of lightbulbs. Exhilarating, yes. Sustainable energy use?

Big Picture photo journalism: Cambodia and its War Tribunal http://bit.ly/LhRvJ

Cambodia: how do you visualize 1.4 million dead? http://bit.ly/bOJnn Keep scrolling.

Oxford Media Convention 2009, IPPR, transcripts and audio Andy Burnham MP, Ed Vaizey MP, Ed Richards OFCOM http://bit.ly/1oR3O

New York Times <has a future> as a news and information platform http://developer.nytimes.com/

New York Times is experimenting with an open API http://bit.ly/MMh3o

Don’t forget Tofu (Mac only). Reflows text in columns from any document, system-wide. Simple, improves quality of life http://bit.ly/zbNN

Readability: a bookmarklet which strips the junk from web pages. Reclaim the web for reading  http://bit.ly/NaRbu

Phorm legal pressure on press criticism. Libel lawyers detect inaccuracies. Stories pulled. The Reg  http://bit.ly/g8HY6

Ofcom boss backs Phorm advertising model. Privacy traded for broadband investment. No thanks. http://bit.ly/6EGIs

The Atlantic on the fate of newspaper journalism. Bleak prospect http://bit.ly/2p2409

The crash in words and pictures

4 Different Looks at Job Losses During Recessions

http://flowingdata.com

and from Barry Ritholtz commentary on US capital markets, economy, technology and digital media, often illustrated with compelling graphics.

The Big Picture commentary

The Big Picture digital media

For a historical perspective there is still no better introduction than JK Galbraith’s book The Crash of 1929, recently re-issued by Penguin.

A economic crisis is also a publishing opportunity.