Article 13 – The Death of the Internet
Nov30

Article 13 – The Death of the Internet

Well, more accurately, The European Union Directive on Copyright for the Digital Single Market, but that’s a little wordy to be chanting outside parliament. While we have all been focused on the rapidly approaching Brexit decisions, the EU parliament has unbelievably passed Article 13. What is article 13? Article 13 is the EU parliament’s attempt to update copyright laws to “protect and redirect” revenue back to the original content...

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Digitalk: Thank you Stan Lee… Excelsior
Nov16

Digitalk: Thank you Stan Lee… Excelsior

This week we said a sad goodbye to one of the most influential creative minds of the comic and movie industry. Stanley Martin Lieber, better known as Stan Lee, passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA after battling pneumonia for several months. He will be sorely missed but dearly remembered in the legacy he has left behind. And what a legacy! Responsible for the creation or co-creation in collaboration with other comic book...

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HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Devon’s strangest byelaws
Nov11

HISTORIES AND MYSTERIES – Devon’s strangest byelaws

Using a pavement, rather than your local news website, to get your story out there Defacing a pavement is a serious offence. Byelaw 19 in the series of Good Rule and Government Byelaws in Exeter states that no person shall for the purpose of advertising or of disseminating news, propaganda or the likes, deface the footway or roadway of any street by writing or other marks. Dartmoor has a treasure trove full of weird and wonderful...

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Digitalk: I’m dreaming of a geek’s Christmas

There are some extremely odd people out there who are actually all done with their Christmas shopping! Crazy right? I suspect witchcraft… Halloween has just passed so they’ve had an easy excuse… I’m on to you. For those of us who are less organised, or those like me for whom Christmas is a swear word until December starts, I’m afraid its about time to begrudgingly start thinking about it. Especially if you’re looking at buying...

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Digitalk: What phone should I get?
Oct08

Digitalk: What phone should I get?

As I’m sure most of you will have seen, the new iPhone was recently announced with an absolutely absurd price tag of up to £1,449. For that price you could buy an Xbox one X, PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, a 50” TV and still have £200 left over for games for each of them. Many will still get it for the fact it’s the new iPhone, some will get it because they like the features. I however would recommend several of their competitors. I...

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