Accessibility – the way to combat piracy

Software, music and movie piracy has been a more or less constant topic of discussion over the past ten or so years, usually led by special interest groups representing the three industries (in the U.S., these are the BSA, RIAA and MPAA, respectively). I agree that copyright holders should be paid their due, and have… Continue reading Accessibility – the way to combat piracy

the NRKbeta doctrine

At earlier points in time, I have mentioned that I follow NRKbeta, NRK‘s sandbox for technology and new media. Today, I simply want to quote something they wrote a long time ago, which has been coined as the NRKbeta doctrine:

Copyright, copyleft and copywrong: the way forward

A while back, I wrote a post about how the term intellectual property theft lacks semantic foundation, and argued that no such thing actually exists. Instead, I pointed out that the correct term would be intellectual property infringement. Part of the problem, when talking about intellectual property, is that, depending on where you are, different… Continue reading Copyright, copyleft and copywrong: the way forward

On theft, intellectual property and semantics

I believe strongly in the power of words. They can hurt and heal, and they are our primary mode of communication. When discussing any topic, accuracy is very important, and using accurate and appropriate words for what you mean to describe improves your arguments. By the same token, using words that do not accurately describe… Continue reading On theft, intellectual property and semantics