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Monkey selfies and copyright

August 23, 2014 - 06:25 -- Admin

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.

The ownership of the machines

August 17, 2014 - 09:54 -- Admin


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.