Plus ça change

Back from a glorious skiing effort in the Jura Mountains, which explains the recent blog post free time on Sorry about that, but I don’t recommend blogging and driving, nor twittering and driving. I can see why Gordon Brown isn’t getting his round in at various global summits. The pound has shrunk in value to equate almost 1:1 to the euro. At least it made currency conversion easier for the kids, and slippery slope analogies abounded in the ski lift queue.

I could also justify my quiet time to the recent avatar black out in New Zealand, in protest against a proposed change in NZ law regarding internet copyright law, the guilt upon accusation amendment, which has had twitterers and bloggers around the world up in arms. The protest has had the desired effect, so far, to persuade the NZ government that it’s a dumb idea.

It’s a fine line on copyright, Lord Carter talks about re-establishing and reinforcing the copyright infringement in the Digital Britain report. It’s all well and good where such laws are respected, but the increasing ‘sharing’ of content makes it harder and harder to define origination of concepts and tranches of text. I’ve seen almost entire blogposts lifted and reposted as another blogger’s content. Please quote sources if you can, everyone.

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