21st May 2013 19:37 by Ed Geraghty
Ed Geraghty - Pirate Party Member
3rd April 2013 01:24 by Loz Kaye
Loz Kaye - Party Leader
3rd April 2013 00:58 by Chris Monteiro
16th July 2012 13:58 by Andy Halsall
A guest post from Dan Bull:
This week, I made a parody music video criticising Lord Finesse for being a copyright draconian. Guess what. He had my video pulled down, claiming it infringed his copyright. Which proves my point more than anything I could have said myself. Techdirt has written an article on the issue here.
30th June 2012 18:01 by Loz Kaye
Networks – Connections
The essence of a network is its connections and, indeed, the multiplicity of those connections. While there are many ways of networking (putting up a card in the newsagent’s window still works fine!) we can not avoid at this point of the 21st century that the network of networks is the Internet.
The joy of the world wide web is its very… webbyness.
Instead of straight lines many co-joining and splitting filaments, this is inherent in not only its architecture but also in the way we use it.
To me, this is inherently political because this idea of openness and the re-routing round the gatekeepers flattens hierarchies, promotes the exchange of ideas and culture without a specific elite to tell us whether it is good for us or not, or how much to pay for it.
These connections can dissolve space, can turn conventional relationships on their head. The potential is there for a 10 year old girl in Paraguay with a 10 dollar laptop to be the next thought leader, political inciter or business innovator.
But these connections are under threat.