jm + the-guardian   3

Metropolitan police detained David Miranda for promoting 'political' causes | World news | The Observer
"We assess that Miranda is knowingly carrying material [...] the disclosure or threat of disclosure is designed to influence a government, and is made for the purpose of promoting a political or ideological cause. This therefore falls within the definition of terrorism."
security  david-miranda  journalism  censorship  terrorism  the-guardian 
november 2013 by jm
Clay Shirky Q&A: online creativity and intellectual property | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
Good discussion and some great points, particularly this one for pro-copyright comments from "creative class" types: "there are few absolutes in copyright. To the question of motivation, if no copyright equaled no work, the fashion business would collapse, as their products are not covered by copyright. Money is one form of reward, but there are others (many non-fiction authors make more money doing things ancillary to their writing than they do from the writing, and then there is the explosion in labors of love), and copyright is one way to arrange the flow of money, but it's a less good one than it used to be, because we are in an environment that makes that model of control less salient, and the other forms of reward moreso. So the logic of "It's copyright or chaos" isn't holding up well."
copyright  clay-shirky  the-guardian  creative-commons  fashion 
april 2012 by jm

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