Archive for March, 2009

Open the DOC Preliminary Reports

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

I sent this to Minister Worth (in his Internal Affairs role) and Laurence Millar (as Government CIO) today because they both have a desire to see more open government information. Posted FYI, and I'll update with any responses I get. Department of Conservation do a good thing by putting preliminary ...

Nat at Govis, May 2009

Monday, March 16th, 2009

I'm excited, I'm going to be at the 2009 GOVIS conference on Government and IT. I'm closing the event out on Friday May 22, but also running two workshops before it opens: Work With The Web, Not Against It and Planning for 2012. The conference happens in Wellington, ...

From Barbie to Renoir: Intellectual Property and Culture

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This talk looks to be interesting: Since intellectual property law's beginning competing interests have stretched the law. Barbie now has more protection against rip-offs than Renoir could have imagined. A mishmash of justifications, including encouraging creativity and developing culture, has shaped the law. Does protection unduly restrict other cultural values? Susy ...