Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

13 April 2010
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A form letter for ISPs to use when sending a “three strikes” letter

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One of the things that the Digital Economy Act includes is a requirement for ISPs to email or write to their customers when instructed to do so by copyright owners – the so-called “three strikes” warnings. Here’s what the text … Continue reading

9 April 2010
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Sharing isn’t stealing

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I wonder how many people supporting the Digital Economy Bill have ever borrowed a book from one of their friends? For that matter, have any of them ever bought a second-hand book? How many of them have sat in a … Continue reading

8 April 2010
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An empty chamber is not an empty mind

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One of the things that has been a repeated meme in various blog posts and tweets related to the Digital Economy Bill over the past couple of days has been the seemingly low numbers of MPs in the chamber of … Continue reading

7 April 2010
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You wouldn’t steal a book – but you might borrow one

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Sad political (and Internet) nerd that I am, I watched most of the House of Commons debate on the Digital Economy Bill last night on BBC parliament rather than following Arsenal’s single-handed defeat by Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp. … Continue reading

6 April 2010
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Real

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I had a slightly odd moment in Morrisons earlier today.  Browsing in search of vegetables, my attention was caught by a song starting to play on the in-store music system. In the back of my mind, I was thinking “this … Continue reading