The best thing about the US elections

It’s in vogue at the moment to post about Barack Obama.

For all his achievement as a campaigner and politician and irrespective of my own political opinion, his election is not the best thing about the US elections.

I trully believe that the greatest achievement of this round in a long history of the dualistic . . . →

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A video and some views on IP and Creative Commons

This was one of the very good debates at the conference that I went.

What is happening with [tag]IP[/tag] and Creative Commons. [tag]DRM[/tag] of course fits into the debate nicely so I thought I should repeat this video of Mr. Jussim from [tag]Sony[/tag] Pictures talking about the economics of film making and DRM (he also . . . →

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My thoughts from the conference

[tag]World Intellectual Property Organisation[/tag] – International Conference on [tag]IP[/tag] and the Creative Industries Monday & Tuesday 29th & 30th of October 2007

If I had to characterise the conference with two words I’m afraid they would be “missed opportunity”.

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What music industry?

There were some elementary discussions about the music industry at the WIPO International Conference of IP & the Creative Industries but nothing as lively (or as interesting) as this Long Tail post.

If you’re into the subject don’t fail to also read his post on ‘Radiohead Economics’

Case Study 3: Online Games: Creative Diversity in Action

Local time: 16.00

Speaker: Mr. David Sweeny

By Mr. [tag]David Sweeny[/tag], Senior Counsel, Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), Brussels

My notes in detail:

The [tag]Interactive[/tag] software industry.

Cutting edge creativity & technology getting together.

1973 First PONG arcade game (ATARI) Today’s latest: 2007 – Nintendo Wii

Offers a legal . . . →

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IP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and Egypt

Local Time: 15.30

Speaker: Mr. Bertrand Moullier

Special presentation IP & Economic Issues in the Film Industries of India and Egypt By Mr. Bertrand Moullier, Narval Media Ltd. London

My Notes: In [tag]India[/tag] and [tag]Egypt[/tag], before you join the broadband utopia you have to be able to pay the . . . →

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Theme 4: Creative Industries in the Digital Environment

Local Time: 11:30

Panel: Creative Industries in the Digital Environment

My Commentrary: Nothing particularly interesting until [tag]Jared Jussim[/tag] from [tag]Sony[/tag] Pictures Entertainent spoke about film rights, copyright and economics. I’ve video – taped some of it – I think he has a good point in terms of costs. Listen to . . . →

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Thoughts from Day 1

Local Time: Well after midnight

[tag]World Intellectual Property Organisation[/tag] – [tag]International Conference on IP and the Creative Industries[/tag] Monday 29th of October 2007

I can’t deny that it has been a long day yet I could not resist jotting down my thoughts from today (as tomorrow they will have been replaced by other thoughts).

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Theme 3: Measuring the Creative Industries

Local Time: 18.00

Theme 3: Measuring the Creative Activities

My commentary: It has been long but the presentation by Mr. Desmond Hui, one of the first or maybe even the first to measure the creative industries was really worth the long wait.

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Theme 2: Creativity and Intellectual Property in Support of Development

Local Time: 16:30

Panel: Creativity and IP in support of Development

Commentary: A very interesting session with Professor Cunningham’s speech being extremely interesting. He noted that there is an emergent culture: interactive digital media and Internet-based [tag] distribution[/tag] . [tag] Social networks[/tag] and online experience being in potentia plateaus of . . . →

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