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Archive for April, 2012

Media regulation seminar

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

If you’re interested in new media (and old media) regulation, mark this down in your calendar. The Legal Research Foundation has organised a seminar to discuss the issues arising from the Law Commission’s The News Media meets ‘New Media’ issues paper (which I commented on here). It’s to be held on 1 May from 12:15 […]


Saturday, April 7th, 2012

It seems that pretty much all the discussion about copyright these days is about the new online infringement laws. But I want to talk about another copyright issue that I think poses, on paper anyway, a bigger threat to free speech: the surprisingly narrow reach of our fair dealing defences. I say “on paper” because […]

Thanks all the same

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Apparently Paul Dacre, editor of the wildly popular but staggeringly awful British tabloid the Daily Mail, likes NZ. This from a very interesting New Yorker article on the paper: According to one editor, Dacre is enamored with New Zealand: “He thinks it’s like Britain from the nineteen-fifties.”

New media Downstage play

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

This looks interesting. Downstage are putting on a play satirising the news and involving the live editing of footage and commentary supplied by the audience. Starts April 13.