The BBC is planning to open its archives into a Creative Archive.
This could be a wonderful thing - but only if it's done properly.
A fully realized Creative Archive could transform the BBC's precious, deep archive into a springboard for a new century of participatory creation by Britons. The project stands to make the BBC the banner-carrier for public service broadcasting in the information age, but if the BBC bends to pressure to scale back its ambition, the Creative Archive could amount to little more than brochureware and failed promise..
In 2003 the European Parliament passed the EUCD, a
new law allegedly designed to protect copyrights that has
the potential to both severely damage freedom of speech
inside the EU and slow cryptography research to a
The music publishers are quietly introducing 'copy
protected' CDs that can't be copied even for personal
use. These corrupted CDs are also lower-quality, more
susceptible to damage from scratches, and some equipment
can't play them at all.