The labyrinthine implications of copyright have never seemed so important to get sorted out, not least at my university. Allegations of injustice are flying back and forth. Accounting for the divergent interests is a dizzying task, one likely to require (in David Kernohan’s words) “a wholesale reorganisation of our cultural concepts”. A welcome step forward […]Read more "Art, Revolution and Ownership"
ex- Limo shared CC by mikecogh There is no mystery, no comedy, only the constant reminder that Rebecca Black the respiratory entity intends to turn Rebecca Black the meme into a thriving industry of self, and the rest of the world can go fuck. It can’t help but crescendo in that most cardinal of late-capitalist […]Read more "The wheels coming off"
“It’s my business, your business, it’s all business… it’s the business of advertizing.” Via James Fallows. As an aside, UBC is in the process of deciding which US-hosted external email service our students will be using: Microsoft or Google.Read more "I’m reduced to posting Microsoft ads"
fuzzy copyright shared CC by PugnoM “…and has given notice to Access Copyright (AC) that it will not operate under the interim tariff after August 31, 2011.” This is a fairly huge development here at UBC, as we are joining twenty-six other Canadian institutions in opting out, and in doing so will need to get […]Read more "“The University of British Columbia is transitioning to a new copyright environment…”"