Topic: Information

Copy This – Media downloads and piracy wars!

Part 1: History doesn’t repeat… If creativity is a field, copyright is the fence. –John Oswald   We’ve all done it at least once. From the earliest days of Napster to the evolution of torrents, almost everyone with access to a computer has at one time or another pirated some type of media, whether it… Read more »


Copy This – External References

Read more – SOPA and PIPA “The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites outside U.S. jurisdiction accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement[clarification needed]. A court order requested by the DOJ could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators… Read more »


Special Delivery – Does it really need to rhyme and what exactly is a meter?

Rhymers, rhyme and meter - Poetry, Rap and Hip Hop

Two weeks ago I threw out an idea of what constituted good poetry. Is it necessary to employ certain rhyme patterns, meter, or syllable patterns? No, not at all. One can easily write a poem in a free verse format and still create the necessary imagery to make an impact, though even free verse will… Read more »


Silence Is Golden – Why do they censor our music?

Music and Lyrical Censorship - Silence is Golden

Silence Is Golden Music is often considered as the highest form of expression, with this in mind it is fair to argue that the censorship of music contradicts this worldwide view of the importance of music. Censorship in our favourite forms of entertainment has been synonymous in things such as TV programmes and films. So… Read more »