Friday, August 31, 2012

[LIVE] Dragon*con Liveblog Friday August 31

Here's the Politics&P2P Dragon*Con Liveblog for Friday August 31 2012.

I'm taking part in two panels today, both on the BritTrack, in the Macon room of the Sheraton, details at the bottom. But through the next 4 days I'll be liveblogging things. If you're at Dragon*Con, hunt me down, I'll mostly be around the EFForums track.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gone to Dragon*Con 2012

I'm now off to Dragon*Con. If you're going, hunt me down and say Hi.

I'll be working with the EFForums track again this year, so if you want to find me, you can often find me at Hilton 201 (map below) OR you can come to one of my panels.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The IPO Redaction Saga Continues

The on-going saga of the redactions by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) continue. After a phone conversation with Hamza Elahi on August 2nd, which also had Nadia Vally (who wrote the impact assessment championing the Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) that prompted the Consultation, and who will be “responsible for regulating them through these measure that they will be putting in place”.) participating. It's been 4 weeks since the first email about potential problems, and we're still no further on in getting it sorted. so I thought a quick post about what had happened since I listed the redactions was in order. As a fun side-note, this was published 5 months to the minute from the time the submission was sent to them.

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Comment to the US IP Czar on Enforcement

It seems like it's raining consultations right now. It's a third one, this time through the office of the US Intellectual Property Czar on enforcement options. Submission deadline was today, so I just got it there in time.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Consultation Secrecy Breeds Corruption

An intriguing part of consultations are the issues of secrecy. Many consultations, especially in the area of copyright, have sections dealing with confidentiality. This allows people’s names, and contact information to be withheld from publication at a later date, but has been expanded to sections, and even entire submissions by some agencies. There are serious issues with this, especially because of what consultations are, a method for obtaining comments from all interested parties and making policy based on that.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dragon*Con EFForums Track Panels 2012

The 2012 Dragoncon EFForums track schedule is up. I’m working the track again this year, and doing a lot of the sound work, and some video. I’m also down for two panels, (plus 3 more in the Brit Track at present that I’m still waiting for details on) and since the schedule is now out, I can reveal them.