Month: September 2006

links for 2006-09-29

Nailing Down Bits: Digital Art and Intellectual Property – PDF “This paper on digital art and intellectual property has been commissioned and published by Canadian Heritage Information Network CHIN),” (tags: digital-art white-paper free-culture) A critique of iCommons iSummit 2006. (tags:

Fisking Lessig’s New Permission Culture

Former self-appointed “leader of the Free Culture Movement” Lawrence Lessig writes: One of the most important conclusions that can be drawn from the work of Benkler, von Hippel, Weber (my review of both is here), and many others is that

links for 2006-09-27

New Art: Thinking digital differently “Flowing in the baroque wilderness of fleshy forms, diving into the realm of whatifs and whynots, is a delicious project called pixelnouveau” (tags: digital art photography) CJR September/October 2006 – Copyright Jungle “Perhaps most troubling,

DRM: The Elevator Pitch For Hackers

DRM isn’t code, it’s law.

CC and DRM: A Brief Guide To A Non-Issue

How to Use CC-Licensed Work On “DRM” DevicesDVD – View on non-CSS DVD.iPod – Install unencumbered file using iTunes. No DRM is added.PSP – Add to memory stick then play or view normally.PS2 – Play from CD or DVD.PS3 –

What DRM Apologists Get Wrong

The problem with the Linux Kernel Developers position on DRM (and this can be seen in Debian-Legal's attitude to the Creative Commons anti-DRM language as well) is that they view DRM as a technology, not as an extension of copyright

Free Your iPod

Free your iPod! iPodLinux or Rockbox are both Free operating systems for iPods. iPodLinux is easier to install and supports all your existing software but may not handle as many formats. Rockbox is harder to install but supports more free

New GNU Free Document Licence Drafts Are Out

Guide to the new drafts of documentation licenses ” GPLv3 The first discussion draft of the GNU Free Documentation License version 2 was released on 2006 September 26, along with a draft of the new GNU Simpler Free Documentation License.

links for 2006-09-25

Common Ends Weblog for Free Culture Dundee. (tags: free-culture group dundee scotland) Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts features | As a campaign is launched to get the nation drawing, writer and keen amateur sketcher Diana Athill explains how nudes changed

Goodbye Minara, Hello Inkscape

Writing Minara has been a positive, if occasionally frustrating, experience for me. It’s precisely the wrong way to write a graphics program but it works surprisingly well. I’ve gained a lot of insight, and made something unique. But it’s that