Michael from the UK Open Rights Group sez,
Neil Gaiman, prolific creator of prose, poetry, film, journalism,
comics, song lyrics, and drama, is known as one of the world's top ten
living post-modern writers. He is also patron of the Open Rights Group
(ORG). On October 24th at the first public appearance of his Graveyard Book UK
tour, he invites fans and ORG supporters to discuss piracy from the
perspective of a creator, what it means to be one of the tribe of
readers, and why most people discover their favourite authors for
Piracy vs Obscurity - An audience with Neil Gaiman
Entry to this special event is free to new supporters of ORG who join
between now and the event. Existing ORG supporters will be charged a
discount rate of £5 and the general public will be asked for the full
price of £10.
Attendees will receive an A3 poster celebrating the publication of
Neil's latest work, The Graveyard Book, and a chance to win a signed
copy of the book.
(Disclosure: I co-founded ORG and serve on its advisory board)
Kirby Ferguson, who created the remarkable Everything is a Remix series, has a new podcast hosted by the Recreate Coalition called Copy This and he hosted me on the debut episode (MP3) where we talked about copying, creativity, artists, and the future of the internet (as you might expect!).
James Cawley is a 50 year old Elvis impersonator from Ticonderoga, NY; his friend William Ware Theiss was costume-designer for the original Star Trek series, and left Cawley the blueprints for the original Star Trek Enterprise sets in his will — so Cawley rented out a 13,000 sqft shuttered supermarket and built an exquisite replica […]
In much of the world, copyright ends 50 years after the creator’s death, in some of the rest of the world, it ends 70 years after the creator’s death; in the USA, things have stopped going into the public domain until 2019 (unless America decides to retroactively extend copyright…again!).
The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 is one of the Boing Boing Store’s best-selling Mac bundles yet, and it’s about to come to an end. If you don’t get your copy now, here’s what you’ll be missing:This bundle comes packing 9 top-rated Mac apps in one package, at the hugely discounted price of just $23.99. […]
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Unlike traditional lighters, the SaberLight features an electronic plasma beam that’s both rechargeable and butane-free. This sleek lighter is even approved by TSA, so you’ll never be stuck buying lighters you’ll just have to throw away partially used. For some people, like me, this is a pretty big game-changer. The SaberLight’s beam is actually both hotter and cleaner […]