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Creative Commons for Dummies

You might have heard of Creative Commons? It’s been promoted as a pathway to universal enlightenment, freeing up information and creative work for the betterment of mankind. Right? Wrong. The shabby truth is, it’s a bullshit solution to a non-existent problem. Anyone … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs on copyright and piracy

“From the earliest days at Apple, I realised that we thrived when we created intellectual property. If people copied or stole our software we’d be out of business. If it weren’t protected there’d be no incentive for us to make … Continue reading

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Catching The Tide: Redux

I’ve just spent the last couple of days rescuing one of my old films from dusty neglect. Catching The Tide: Sam Hunts Cook Strait is available to view for free at NZScreen but frankly, the video quality is pretty poor. … Continue reading

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Debating with Pirates #3

Here’s a long and thorough demolition of the absurd idea that copyright is an affront to democracy. A notion dreamed up by knuckleheads to excuse their own rapacious sense of entitlement. “There is a very loud minority online, mostly male, … Continue reading

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More Mythbusting

As tooth grating as it is, not a bad idea to peek into the skulls of freeloading and piracy pundits for a glimpse of a fascinating mixture – part Neanderthal, part reptile, part stupid, part low animal cunning. All of … Continue reading

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Why Copyright Matters

This post is intended to be provocative, but I hope what it provokes is some reasoned and informed debate. I’m not interested in hearing rehashed cliches about how stealing from Warner Bros is a blow for human rights, or how … Continue reading

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