Friday, October 13, 2006

House of Lords ruling in Jameel defamation case

The House of Lords have issued a ruling in the Jameel v Wall Street Journal Net defamation case. I don't have the time to analyse it at the moment but it is being reported as a relaxation of the strict libel code in the UK.

Update: the decision is also available at BAILLI.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Copyright and the environment

Michael Geist has been musing on the parallels between copyright and environmental politics. He must have been reading James Boyle's work recently, particularly the wonderful Shamans, Software and Spleens.

A central theme of my book, Back to the Future: Digital Decision Making, which is due with the publishers at the end of this month, is the parallels between environmental decision making and decision making surrounding the creation, deployment and regulation of complex information systems. It's nearly done and I'm looking forward to handing it over but there is still a fair bit of formatting, indexing etc. still to do, so I'd better get back to it!