I have just been asked by linkedin, what I did when working as a Systems Designer? Duh!
The second article is a pen picture of Kate Hoey MP. Another person who’s lost their way. The British Parliament can’t be sovereign in a world of global capitalism.
I am provoked in a good way by the New Stateman, which when I read the magazine, is usually a week behind. The first is a view of Xi Jinping’s China, detailing the increased authoritarianism, the anti-corruption drive and the constraints on its macro-economic and military strategies. As I argue, its victory as global hegemon is not inevitable.
A week dealing with estate agents… why do they talk such bollocks. The ineptitude at the back end of the week almost made me wish for the sharpness of the earlier part.
“….the false belief that because some companies are successful, while some content creators are not, a saviour should just demand “fair compensation” and money will magically rain down upon the creative class. It doesn’t work that way. It’s never worked that way.” Mike Masnick @ techdirt .. read more…..
I watched “Humans” last night, a big touch of Blade Runner, the film not the book, if you ask me, with Ruislip playing the role of rain drenched LA.
When I saw this picture of Labour’s candidates for Leader, I couldn’t resist, in the words of the song, “Red fly the Banners-o!”; four for the four great teachers.
The UK High Court granted Big Music a judicial review against the legalisation of private copying of music; it requires compensation for rights holders. The Government & Parliament’s fault was not to research the claims that the loss of income was trivial and already factored into the price. So two major principles established or overturned, music can only be rented, and more importantly, Parliament is not sovereign it must research its laws. (That’s a new one!)
The changing nature and political alignment of the Parliamentary Labour Party is viewed through their 2010 & 2015 nominations for Leader in this article at Left Futures. While their headline which emphasises that Liz Kendall is the inheritor of David Miliband’s base, there are other interesting nominations being made; John Cruddas journey for one. The choice for the Kinnocratic Sensibilists is stark.
On #r4today, they claim computer games are bigger than films and music combined. Really? What impact for copyright? (From the rest of the article, this might include hardware.)