Monday, September 25, 2006
A warm welcome to all visitors of the brand new Unlocking IP blog the “House of Commons”. It is our great pleasure to open these doors for the first time. The house is a testament to what happens when a researcher consumes too much coffee at the same time as reflecting on a very interesting area of research (this is how it was conceived). Working on the Unlocking IP project (one of the research projects conducted by the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre) I realised how much there is to learn about the ‘unlocking’ potential of intellectual property and the notion of ‘the commons’. A blog seemed like the obvious next step for our project. It presents a dynamic forum to communicate ideas, get feedback and have some fun at the same time.
The tenants of this house are several members of the Unlocking IP research team, namely, Catherine Bond (often found sitting in the study underneath pages of legislation and clutching copyright notices), Ben Bildstein (on the front porch, laptop in tow, frantically programming and inching closer toward discovering his inner geek) and Abi Paramaguru (running around and making sure everything is in order before collapsing asleep on the kitchen table). The three of us will post the bulk of the content in our bloghouse. However, in the near future, we hope to welcome posts from some of the amazing people affiliated with our project as exciting houseguests.
It has been a long journey and the house is still being renovated (excuse the rubble) but we hope every visit is worthwhile. We encourage you to bring friends and visit as often as you are able. Most importantly we hope that what you see inside provokes you to take a look at intellectual property from some different perspectives.Cheers!
Nice post. You've obviously got more of a sense of humour about our blog than I do :)
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