Another fascinating display of how copyright law can protect creative work...via Robert Ambrogi's Lawsite. From there you can link to the site of a lawyer, Marisa Kakoulas, who advocates for the "Body Modification Community." Violate a tattoo artist's copyright at your own peril...
Ran across a fantastic blog called Global Voices Online, sponsored by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. The header contains a cloud of all different countries as tags, so you can find out what citizens are saying all over the globe. The project's goals are:
1) To call attention to the most interesting conversations and perspectives emerging from citizens’ media around the world by linking to text, audio, and video blogs and other forms of grassroots citizens’ media being produced by people around the world.
2) To facilitate the emergence of new citizens’ voices through training, online tutorials, and publicizing the ways in which open-source and free tools can be used safely by people around the world to express themselves.
3) To advocate for freedom of expression around the world and to protect the rights of citizen journalists to report on events and opinions without fear of censorship or persecution.
I can't wait to check out some of these posts, especially from Cameroon and Ghana, homelands of some of my good friends here in the States.
"Nine Business Insights from Time CEO Ann Moore, Plus the Mix-and-Match Women" from the online newsletter Knowledge@Wharton [free site, registration required.] Her numbers 5 and 6:
Five: Power accrues to those who produce results. Profits matter. "I won the key to the corner office because, for more than a decade, I managed more than 50% of the profits Time makes," said Moore. "I created a lot of those profits. I launched more magazines than (Time founder) Henry Luce."
Six: "This may confuse you," Moore admitted, "but power isn't everything." Power means incredible sacrifice and constant trade-offs between work, spouse and family. She said she "paid a price for power, and I wonder how many women today will be willing to do the same." Moore has been married for 31 years and has a 21-year-old son in college. She heartily endorses a blend of work and home life, but warned, "Find your own balance and be happy."
If you've read "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell, or "Broken Windows Broken Business" by Michael Levine, you've heard about the "broken windows" theory of social behavior. John Moore of Brand Autopsy riffs on both in a recent post (and saves readers' time by summarizing the latter book in about one paragraph.) Moore cites Gladwell's book about this theory:
Broken Windows was the brainchild of the criminologists James Q. Wilson and George Kelling. Wilson and Kelling argued that crime is the inevitable result of disorder. If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people walking by will conclude that no one cares and no one is in charge. Soon, more windows will be broken, and the sense of anarchy will spread from the building to the street on which it faces, sending a signal that anything goes.
According to Moore, "Levine's premise is that a broken window in business happens when someone isn't paying attention to details" and that "broken windows are telltale signs to customers that a business doesn't care, that it is poorly managed, and or it has become
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