Today, at QUT Law School research seminar series, Ben Mathews made the argument that female genital mutilation is more than just a human rights issue, it’s more than just a public health issue. What it’s really about is women’s place in that society. Mathews Started this research as a result of a proposal in 2006 Read more about Ben Mathews on female genital mutilation (QUT research seminar series)[…]
Many Australians want access to content that is not available in Australia. Some choose to download that content from filesharing networks; others pay for a VPN so that they can pretend to be in the US, in order to pay sites like Netflix for access. I was recently asked whether this was legal. Well, it turns out that the situation is a bit complex. The short answer is that it might technically be an infringement of copyright under Australian law, and there is a small possibility that it might be a crime under Australian law as well. Most of the liability, however, rests with the owner of the foreign content platform (i.e., Netflix), and there is always a risk that if they were sued, they might seek to recover damages from their users. More detail over the fold.
I’ve written about commonly.cc before. They’re running a new experiment in a pay-what-you-like to ransom game art assets into the public domain. The campaign has a little under two weeks to go — you should check it out.
Cross-posted from the CC Blog. What do Amanda Palmer, a book on storytelling in Africa, and particle physics have in common? That’s what I’d like to find out. I have just spent two weeks in the Creative Commons offices in Silicon Valley, kicking off a research project that seeks to understand the role of voluntary Read more about Crowdfunding the commons[…]