The cookie turned 20 just the other day. More than a tasty morsel of technology, two decades of experimentation have created considerable value around its use.
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OK, as it is Friday afternoon, it is time to examine the monkey in the room: who owns copyright when some narcissistic non-human takes a selfie with a human’s camera? According to legal opinion, the answer is: not the human. What that means, is that as only humans can own copyright — well, and there isn’t an obvious corporation around — that no one owns the copyright.
CGP Grey makes great explanatory videos. They are very thoughtful and noticeably PowerPoint generated but this time he branched out into a massive 15 minute documentary styled affair. The video is “no humans need apply” and it deals with topics near to my co-blogger Erik Brynjolffson’s heart.
Amazon asked authors and readers to write to Hachette’s CEO regarding this debate. Here is mine:
Dear Mr Pietsch
I am writing to you at the request of Amazon but, in fact, it is to plea with you to ask them some important, but as yet unasked, questions.
Sometimes Shark Tank is good for a bit of entrepreneurial strategy. Here is a video of Scott Jordan of Scottevest. This is a company that has gone all in on the idea that people want pockets for their gadgets. I love this stuff and have their vest, jacket, pants etc. What was he doing on Shark Tank?