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The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

Posted 01 October 2010 | By | Categories: Industrial Policy | Comments Off on The Difference between Copyright & Patents Period of Protection is Obscene

How does society rewards its deserving artists compared with its deserving engineers for their intellectual creativity? The answer is a massive discrimination against its creative engineers. The European Commission has just added insult to injury by extending copyright protection for music from an already incredible 50 years to a truly featherbedding 70 years. One or other is seriously out of line.

Lies, damn lies and advertised broadband data speeds

Posted 01 August 2010 | By | Categories: Internet Broadband | Comments Off on Lies, damn lies and advertised broadband data speeds

Ofcom has just published the results of the UK

Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

Posted 28 February 2010 | By | Categories: Mobile Intrastructure, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Is Mobile Regulation only about draining profits from the Mobile Phone Companies

There have been three major changes of regulatory structure for the mobile phone industry over the past 30 years…a new structure every 10 years. Next year is the 10th anniversary since the 2003 Communications Act gave Ofcom a primary duty to further the interests of citizens in relation to communications matters and…where appropriate by promoting competition. It is timely to look at the powers and duties of Ofcom to see if they are “fit for purpose” for the next 10 years.