Personal observations about the last fortnight or so will follow within the next 48 hours or so.
- Patch Monday episode 149, “Does the internet really need new laws?” Why do governments keep wanting to make special new laws for the internet? Surely a crime is a crime, no matter where it’s committed? The answers come from high-profile geek Pia Waugh, with strong interests in free and open-source software and open government; IT lawyer Kay Lam-McLeod, from Brisbane-based practice Idealaw; and Kate Carruthers, founder of Social Innovation.
- Business is drunk if it thinks it doesn’t have to police Facebook, Crikey, 7 August 2012.
- On Tuesday night I did another regular Balls Radio spot with Phil Dobbie.
- On Thursday night I had the very great pleasure to talk about social media regulation with Waleed Aly on ABC Radio National.
[Photo: Ready in TARDIS 1, a photo taken in one of the TARDIS audio booths at ABC Radio’s Sydney headquarters in Ultimo.]