BBC, paid for

by David on March 27, 2006

Cory Doctorow on the BBC

Washington Post

by David on March 13, 2006

Summer hols booked. Or anyway, flight to Washington (DC) and car hire for road trip to Memphis. We’re looking at running down the Alleghenies for some white water rafting, something Helen first persuaded me to do in 2001 (shortly before 9/11), on the Ocoee River, part of the the Atlanta Olympics course, in Tennessee. We rafted again in Spain in 2002, when we stayed in the Parador de Vielha; I bounced out of the dinghy that time.

BBC Content and the Creative Commons

by David on March 12, 2006

I’d read that Lawrence Lessig had been talking to the BBC about ways of opening up their content along the lines suggested and pioneered by the Creative Commons. Now, as the BBC unrolls its latest beautifully filmed natural world prog, Planet Earth, it seems they’re allowing people to patch together their own videos using content and music from the series.