Category Archives: copyright

Happy 10th Birthday Public Domain Review!

Today is the 10th birthday of the Public Domain Review, which I co-founded along with its editor Adam Green. As per its mission statement the review is “dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas – focusing on works now fallen into the public domain, the […]

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New Book: “Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access” (MIT Press, 2020)

MIT Press have recently published a new book on Reassembling Scholarly Communications: Histories, Infrastructures, and Global Politics of Open Access edited by Martin Eve and myself. The book aims to provide a “critical inquiry into the politics, practices, and infrastructures of open access and the reconfiguration of scholarly communication in digital societies”. My chapter, “Infrastructural […]

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The Genius and the Soil: Open Access and the Politics of Information

The following article was originally published in the April-May 2013 edition of Red Pepper (Issue 189). Who can share what on the internet? There is an increasing awareness of debates around illegal sharing through high profile court cases and controversies in the news – through things like the Pirate Bay, Wikileaks, or the recent tragic […]

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All Things Come To Those Who Wait

‘All Things Come To Those Who Wait’ is an older version of the more common proverb ‘Good Things Come To Those Who Wait’.

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Attributive Justice

I woke up this morning to discover that the French news website Numerama just ran a piece on how the French government claimed that they owned the copyright in a photograph that I took (see Google’s English translation here): Quand on cherche à illustrer l’Open Data, l’une des photographies qui revient le plus souvent est […]

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The Construction of Immateriality

The International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP) was launched last year at the conference for, a digital archive of primary sources on copyright. In addition to the history of copyright, patents and other rights, the society aims to examine: […] the diverse “roads not taken” in the evolution of […]

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