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The decline and fall of corporate culture?

November 20th, 2009 1 Comment

THE dominant cultural form of the 20th century is starting to unravel. What was the dominant cultural form of the 20th century? There are plenty of candidates and no lack of ones that are allegedly under threat. Cinema? Rock music? The album? Radio? The four-minute single? Magazines? Newspapers? Television? Actually, it was none and all […]

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Rethinking Copyright (from The Age)

June 26th, 2009 1 Comment

DIGITAL technology has created two opposing cultures. One where copyright rules are enforced by a phalanx of lawyers with no regard for artistic intent or respect for legitimate creativity, and another — in our homes, studios and offices — where ignoring copyright has become open slather. Neither serves artists or creators well. In the professional […]

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Age Column This Week: Creativity and Copyright

June 2nd, 2009 No Comments

For what i think is the first time, my weekly column in The Age is up and on the web site. DIGITAL technology has created two opposing cultures. One where copyright rules are enforced by a phalanx of lawyers with no regard for artistic intent or respect for legitimate creativity, and another — in our […]

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Steal This Film

October 21st, 2008 8 Comments

The second episode of Not Quite Art Series Two goes to air on TV on ABC1 across Australia at 10pm local time tonight. If you’re in Australia, it is possible to download all episodes of the series in full and for free from the ABC web site. However as a lot of people have observed […]

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