Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Twitpic: the price of free online services

Apparently Twitter users are cross because Twitter-friendly image upload service Twitpic has changed its terms to allow it to sell on users’ uploaded images for a profit. Yes – it’s annoying. And yes, it flies in the face of what copyright law intends. But, you know, that’s what happens when we get used to the […]

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Now web links are copyright, do bloggers need an NLA licence?

As pointed out by Soilman in the comment threads, a High Court judgement on Friday rules that web links to online sources are copyright. Which means news aggregation-type web sites need a licence to use them in their content. What are the implications for bloggers? After all, we link to external content all the time. […]

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Torrent search site seized by US government with no warning – are bloggers next?

If you came home from work and found that the local council had broken into your house and seized your possessions without warning because it believed you owed money for Council Tax, you’d be incensed. Yet this is pretty much what has just happened in the digital world. Via Mashable, here’s an interesting and disturbing […]