16 February 2006

There's No Such Thing as a Free...Culture

Well, Becky Hogge probably wouldn't agree. She's written a useful summary of all the IP ins and outs this year, wondering whether this will be "the year of free culture?"

I'm not holding my breath, but I was grateful to be told about the Adelphi Charter on "creativity, innovation and intellectual property", which I'd not heard of before.

Hogge concludes:

What is crucial now is that defenders of the public good vested in the democratic dissemination of information step forward to make their voices heard. Expect this columnist to return to the matter, and to amplify these voices.

I look forward to it.

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