Posts Tagged: intellectual property

Is content really king? Postscript on Michael Bhaskar

In a previous post (‘Is content really king‘, 19 March 2011) I challenged the notion that ‘content is king’. I argued that ‘generally, content is no good on its own. That is, it needs always to be embodied in some

Is content really king? Postscript on Michael Bhaskar

In a previous post (‘Is content really king‘, 19 March 2011) I challenged the notion that ‘content is king’. I argued that ‘generally, content is no good on its own. That is, it needs always to be embodied in some

Turning the page: review of Angus Phillips on the evolution of the book

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, knows a thing or two about books. His publications include The future of the book in the digital age, co-edited with Bill Cope (Chandos, 2006), and Inside book publishing

Turning the page: review of Angus Phillips on the evolution of the book

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, knows a thing or two about books. His publications include The future of the book in the digital age, co-edited with Bill Cope (Chandos, 2006), and Inside book publishing

How much does creative investment contribute to the economy?

In my review of John Howkins, The creative economy (4 Feb 2011), I explained how   Howkins tells the story of the development of a young guitarist called Tom. Howkins asks when the guitarist could be said to have been working and

How much does creative investment contribute to the economy?

In my review of John Howkins, The creative economy (4 Feb 2011), I explained how   Howkins tells the story of the development of a young guitarist called Tom. Howkins asks when the guitarist could be said to have been working and

What does a publisher do? Conform and engage

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at any

What does a publisher do? Conform and engage

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at any

Publishing on Twitter (V): intellectual property and the creative industries

On 13 June I began a mini-series of blog posts on the coverage of publishing on Twitter. The series so far has reviewed Twitter accounts dealing with authorship and writing, editing and language, publishing itself, and the book industry supply

Publishing on Twitter (V): intellectual property and the creative industries

On 13 June I began a mini-series of blog posts on the coverage of publishing on Twitter. The series so far has reviewed Twitter accounts dealing with authorship and writing, editing and language, publishing itself, and the book industry supply

Publishing Texts (XII): ‘Remix’ by Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is often presented as the leader of the anti-copyright movement. That is the way that, for example, Mark Helprin presents him in Digital Barbarism. This is a misrepresentation. It would be closer to the truth to say that

Publishing Texts (XII): ‘Remix’ by Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is often presented as the leader of the anti-copyright movement. That is the way that, for example, Mark Helprin presents him in Digital Barbarism. This is a misrepresentation. It would be closer to the truth to say that

Is content really king?

There was a time – from memory, around the turn of the century – when the phrase ‘content is king’ was popular with conference speakers. Any publishing executive, when asked a difficult question, could wing it by telling the audience

Is content really king?

There was a time – from memory, around the turn of the century – when the phrase ‘content is king’ was popular with conference speakers. Any publishing executive, when asked a difficult question, could wing it by telling the audience