Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Gentlemen & Scholars Only. No Tradesmen. University Websites.

Photo by Chris Radcliff  (CC BY-SA 2.0)     “Sign in Washington D.C. near the U.S. Capitol building. The arrow pointed to a blocked narrow staircase leading down to an unused basement door.” Another comment, following my earlier one,  posted in … Continue reading

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Research Pages on University Websites : CC BY licences?

With my  Scibella  hat on, one aim in 2013 is to  campaign for CC-BY “open”  licencing terms for research pages on university websites. It’s time to drag whoever writes their website T&Cs  away from a vision of university research as … Continue reading

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Hargreaves IP Review consultation: quotations exception: scibella submission

Responded to question about exception for quotations. . Question 94. Should the current exception for criticism and review be amended so that it covers more uses of quotations? If so, should it be extended to cover any quotation, or only … Continue reading

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Text & Data Mining:response to Reed Elsevier submission to Irish Copyright Review consultation

[Update: this response to the Reed Elsevier submission has now been published as http://www.djei.ie/science/ipr/Carroll_Peter.pdf %5D Submission by Reed Elsevier in response to Irish Copyright Review Committee (CRC) consultation paper: Response by: Peter Carroll (scibella.com) Date: 29th June 2012 I am involved … Continue reading

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Rupert Bear’s sticky paws part 3:News Corp & The Hargreaves IP Review

 As promised, part 3: Covering the period between publication of the Hargreaves Review into Intellectual Property (May 18th 2011) and the government response to the Review (3 August 2011) Part 1: Part 2:   FM6 = Evidence to Leveson Enquiry  24th … Continue reading

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Pints in Putney: Newscorp, Giles Wilkes and the Hargreaves IP review

update 30/05/2012. Thought I’d better do due diligence and check BIS transparency page   for “BIS special advisers- senior media meetings, July-September 2011”  No declaration for Giles Wilkes.  Maybe Benjamin King and David Fares from News International were wearing IP hats that … Continue reading

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Louise, Doomdark and the Lord of Fey.

Seems that MP Louise Mensch is a fan of the old fantasy quest game Lords of Midnight  developed for the ZX Spectrum -yep the string drive special of yore. Nowt wrong with that, after a hard day’s politicking I’m sure … Continue reading

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