Presentation from Cory Doctorow - Freedom and technology: who's the master? 86 mins available as audio & video.
Eplores technology as an agent of transparency.
To mark Seaweek, Radio NZ have another podcast (mp3, 13 mins) regarding the techniques used in marine ecology research, which may (or may not) provide additional insight into the Kaipara habour segment.
Ta for the link Lyndon.
So identifying a topic as controversial and discussing the philosophical causes of the controversy breaches broadcasting standards regarding balance because there wasn't a creationist present.
Despite 2 out of 3 guests taking a stance supporting 2 world-views, Mr Price wrote on his blog
So, how many of Laidlaw’s three guests argued for creationism to be taught in schools? Not one.
As Bill Martin points out during the discussion, which flavour of creationist would you include and/or which would you exclude the views of?
Could it be a lawyer takes a simplistic stance to stir the pot and give himself something to blog about?
the preface of James Boyle's book seems worth a read.
This book is an attempt to tell the story of the battles over intellectual property, the range wars of the information age. I want to convince you that intellectual property is important, that it is something that any informed citizen needs to know a little about, in the same way that any informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment, or civil rights, or the way the economy works. I will try my best to be fair, to explain the issues and give both sides of the argument.
actually the organisers are already making a podcast available...and the book is available for free, with people encouraged to buy it if they enjoyed it.
After some success in viewing Media7 from TVNZ's On-Demand site last week, I am back to commiting the crime of attempting to watch content from outside of NZ....guess that's why the youtube link has been provided.
Radio NZ clip (mp3, 3mins 36sec) regarding NIWA research that attempted to determine the importance of the Kaipara as a fish nursery.
The result is a little surprising.
seems to me that this stuff is a bit like bootlegging a concert.
For those in London interested in such stuff, James Boyle (author of The Public Domain) is giving a lecture on 10 March
cheers Mark. I'll head along and enquire if they would like to make a podcast available.
Sorry, just to clarify what the underlying issue(s) are?
- lack of control over the author's ideas?
- lack of consideration/royalties for the additional format?
- automated text-to-speech readers seem to be built on the chasis of a 2-stroke lawnmower with a broken throttle?
- format shifting becomes easy, royalty-free & awful with kindle-like devices.