ISWC linked data and the law

Oct26
Slides are now up for my presentation as part of the International Semantic Web Conference tutorial, Legal and Social Frameworks for Sharing Data on the Web.  Thanks to Leigh, Kaitlin, and Tom for their excellent presentations, as well as thanks to the audience for such great questions! Open Data and the Law. UPDATE Everyone’s slides are linked to through the ISWC wiki page on our tutorial and will soon be up on the tutorial homepage.

ISWC: Legal and Social Frameworks for Sharing Data on the Web

Oct13

Sunday 25 October 2009, Washington, DC I’m really pleased to be participating in an open data tutorial at this year’s International Semantic Web Conference in Washington DC, together with Leigh and Tom from Talis and Kaitlin from Science Commons. Thanks to Talis for helping get me over to DC for the event. We’re really excited as it’s a half day on the topic, which means that we get to cover it in depth. I’ll cover the legal bits, while Tom and Leigh do the semantic end of the spectrum and Kaitlin the social aspects. Slides and more info, closer to time. I’ll be staying through most of the conference, so if you are planning on being there and want to

Gikii liveblog 6: CC debates, amateur remix, and PD protection

Sep18
I’m liveblogging the 4th annual Gikii conference, kindly hosted by IViR in Amsterdam. (Gikii Programme)


Incentives and Constraints for Dutch Public Broadcasters to Adopt Creative Commons Licensing

Maarten Brinkerink and Inge van Beekum Review of the (really neat and amazing) Images for the Future project. Using CC-BY-SA as preferred license. Also only publicly showing images / content in low quality. Economic arguments – state’s TV licence fee, membership contribution, and indirect profits. Production quality arguments – recontextualization, cultural heritage and the cultural and collective memory. What are the incentives for public broadcasters to sign up? — Me: not sure why this is the preferred license for a public institution. I think that CC-BY (or even a

Gikii liveblog 7: Luddites crossing over to net neutrality

Sep18
I’m liveblogging the 4th annual Gikii conference, kindly hosted by IViR in Amsterdam. (Gikii Programme).


Luddism 2.0, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web

Andr̩s Guadamuz Andres starts out with the traditional apology. Destroying machines and the history of luddism Рat one point there were more british soldiers fighting luddites than fighting in the Napoleon wars. Historical = Luddite 1.0. The Difference Engine and the first computers РCharles Babbage & co. Luddism 2.0 There will always be some luddism Рin terms of technophobia (eg Daily Mail). Not just Daily Mail, but many other newspapers and content on all mediums (information, articles, and editorials) equal a steady drip of anti

Gikii liveblog 4: From googlification to sustainability and open source aliens

Sep17
I’m liveblogging the 4th annual Gikii conference, kindly hosted by IViR in Amsterdam. (Gikii Programme)


The Googlification of Copyright: The Google Books Settlement and its consequences for Europe Bernt Hugenholtz

Google Book Settlement = GBS Factors – (practical) monopoly of google – privacy – practical licensing – open content licensing short-circuited – orphan works should be settled by legislature and not private ordering GBS was only for US – European Union and other countries not affected. Class actions not here in Europe + national nature of copyright even in EU = different incentives. Is there a sea change in the Commission? Recent press release of McCreavy / Redding says that this may be a problem that

Today: Linked Data meetup London

Sep09
I’m off today to the 1st London Linked Data Meetup (Meetup.com registration) at the Hammersmith Club in London. I’m hoping to speak on Open Data Commons as well as see my friends from Talis including catching up with Talis alum and linked data powerplayer Paul Miller. Also a heads up that I’m really pleased to be participating in an open data tutorial at this year’s International Semantic Web Conference in Washington DC. The full tutorial description is now up – more to come, including slides and more on linked data and the law, closer to time.

Thanks for your support at SoTM

Aug05
Thanks for all the donations to come to Amsterdam to speak at State of the Map.   By mgilbir – CC-BY at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgilbir/3716465898/ I had a great time and really enjoyed getting to meet many of you. We raised 175 pounds and my total expenses ended up being:

  • 124 for return train travel Reading, UK to Amsterdam (savings of €35 from projected 159 €)
  • €301 for 2 nights hotel (and breakfast) (€21 over the projected 280€)
  • €0 for bicycle rental at Damstraat (savings from the projected €32 – the hotel was closer to the venue than originally planned)
  • €45 (15/day) for incidentals and food while traveling (a savings of €30 from the projected 75€ at 25/day).
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