Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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July 31st, 2014

Suddenly realising that the 0018 train is my only remaining option. Oops.

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Hah! Guitarist has an iPad on his music stand, checks his Facebook during the 8-bar break before his solo. Mai pen rai krub.

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@ApostrophePong It is the ultimate sentimental T-pop, of course.

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Hey @ApostrophePong, the band is starting its set at the C Bar. instagram.com/p/rHbQNaCFvD/

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@joshgnosis Indeed, and Hutley has pointed out what the A-G’s proposals do and don’t say.

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@joshgnosis I do feel as if I’ve been teleported back two years, but buried amongst the fear and fighting words there are some nuances.

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@joshgnosis More that if the illegal sites are top of the search results, that’s where people will go.

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As I said, a pep rally. Here’s @CopyrightAgency’s calls to action. instagram.com/p/rG002gCFna/

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Lisle is now wrapping up. This event is very much a pep rally for those fighting the tech industry.

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Hutley says there’s much misunderstanding of the A-G’s discussion paper. [And she’s probably quite right.]

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The other proposal is about escalation of warnings, with ISP cooperation. Not disconnection etc.

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So, Hutley says, the A-G’s proposals include the idea of court orders to have known illegal sites removed / blocked.

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Hutley: The illegal downloaders don’t necessarily want to illegally download, they’re just a little bit lazy and kind of confused.”

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Hutley notes that even the Australian government advertises on these sites, though they wouldn’t know it.

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“What we want is disruption,” Hutley says, disruption of the illegal activities.

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Hutley is zooming through some numbers re the Australian music acts on international illegal sites. All there,large acts and small.

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Hutley shows a chart which saays there’s 1.4M users in Australia amongst the top 5 illegal download or streaming services.

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Hutley: For music, this is not about price and access. There are 30+ licensed music services in Australia. 500_ around the world.

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This is the year that in Australia the digital sales outstripped physical sales, on ARIA figures.

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Hutley: “When you use the word ‘piracy’, it’s a caricature.” It gives the impression that no-one is harmed. [Does it?]

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Hutley: “I want to talk to you about killing the word ‘piracy’… It’s about the creator’s right to choose [how their work is used].is

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Next up, Vanessa Hutley, general manager of Music Rights Australia.

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Foyle notes that cartooning is not a thing that’ll make you a living, unless you’re at the very top of the game. [Like many others?]

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Foyle’s description of the joys of working freelance and trying to get paid would be familiar to many freelancers.

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Foyle says in the 1960s you just needed pencil and paper, now $10k of tech. “Very expensive” to get into. [Yeah? Talk to a dentist.]

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According to Foyle, at the height, star newspaper cartoonists could earn $200k a year. Now, not so much.

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“Cartoonists losing control of their artwork started to happen with the arrival of photocopying,” says Foyle.

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Foyle is running through a history of the tech for reproducing cartoons, starting with cave paintings.

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AstroKatie A baby pangolin is called a pangopup and I have now died of cute. australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura… pic.twitter.com/jDL6u2Oz93

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Next up, Lindsay Foyle journalist, cartoonist and former deputy editor of “The Bulletin”

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Birmingham compares a (faux) libertarian revolution with a Hobbesian squalor. [And @JohnBirmingham confirms this will be up soon.]

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I’m assuming that @JohnBirmingham will post this well-crafted part of his speech later, and I shall link to it.

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Birmingham describes copyright not as an arcane restriction but as “a codification of respect”.

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Birmingham mentions a writer of tech books, $140 each. One sold 6000 copies, torrented 140,000 times.

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Next up, @JohnBirmingham, who says this is something he gets passionate about.

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Because, @ddonahoo @mpesce, you won’t qualify if you’re not looking for work, have an advance etc.

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ddonahoo @stilgherrian @mpesce Why aren’t Australian authors applying for the dole. It is worth around $13K a year…better income than the average?

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Rodriguez discusses the copyright issues of Richard Prince’s “Graduation” au.phaidon.com/agenda/art/art…

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Rodriguez notes that existing statutory licensing system for education was in response to a 1970s disruptive tech, the photocopier.

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Rodriguez: Average income for an author in Australia is $11k a year, hasn’t increased over recent years.

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Next up, Zoë Rodriguez, who does legal at @CopyrightAgency.

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Lisle cites numbers from “The Effect of Graduated Response Anti-Piracy Laws on Music Sales” (Mar 2012) techpolicyinstitute.org/files/smith_da… (PDF)

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Lisle says the two groups have things in common though, such as a love of entertainment etc. [Will get list later.]

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One of Bevan Lisle’s slides, us and them, tech people versus copyright people. instagram.com/p/rGtsEPiFhJ/

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Lisle seems to be creating a straw man called “tech community” as the enemy which says “If you disagree, you don’t get technology”.

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Opening speaker is Bevan Lisle from @CopyrightAgency, characterising the current situation as a legacy of the dotcom exuberance.

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@0x1C Ibuprofen. My liver gets enough of a workout.

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How excellent is codeine?

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That’s quite enough about pigs now, thank you.

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So How cool is Tor, eh?

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Davidramli Breaking: Members of Senator Ricky Muir’s Aust Motoring Enthusiast party have passed a motion to expel him afr.com/p/national/mot…

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@TheFailedProjek They sneak in through open windows at night and, while you sleep, they suck out your brains through their long beaks.

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@cathywilcox1 It’s not quite that romantic. And these are pretty skanky pigeons.

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RT @scottcarson1957: Memo drawn form Anthony Lake’s State Dept file. Stealth humor. pic.twitter.com/Q7JF2q36YP [Metaphysical violations!]

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Now there are pigeons fucking RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME.

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@jplonie @wobster OK, I officially now do not understand your planet.

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Ibis is on the move.

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RT @GuardianAus Australian PM calls for Gaza ceasefire ‘immediately, by both sides’ trib.al/G2s9xXn [Yeah, you tell ‘em, Tone.]

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Me at @crikey_news earlier: “Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that” crikey.com.au/2014/07/31/app…

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NewtonMark Governments cutting costs blindly lead to ineffective government agencies. arseh.at/4knz Who on earth would have seen that coming?

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“Copyright review adds to internet regulation mess”, writes @SaysSmithy afr.com/p/technology/c…

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Thu plan, v3; Write for @crikey_news; Cisco cybering (done); 1530 @CopyrightAgency seminar copyright.com.au/assets/documen…; train to Wentworth Falls.

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Me at @crikey_news: “Applying for 40 jobs? There’ll be an AppApp for that” crikey.com.au/2014/07/31/app…

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The Cisco Cyber Day is not ending at 1100 as we’d been told. Another speaker starting. Emailing various people to rearrange the schedule.

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Cisco’s Cyber Day for the media is about to begin… instagram.com/p/rGAaPpCFh2/

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Thu plan, redraft; Write for @crikey_news (done); 0930 Cisco Cyber Day, St Leonards; 1145 Apple Store; arvo TBA; train to Wentworth Falls.

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Crossing the Harbour, with a dirty window instagram.com/p/rF6_lSCFqc/

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@jonoabroad I guess the answer to that is whether you still see that error at my website.

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@timb07 I have no idea what goes through @JohnBirmingham’s mind.

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tinderfessions Bitching about “fat” people on tinder is like bitching about finding water in a lake - Ally

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GreenJ also, if my name was Ed Balls, I too would be drawn irresistably to public life.

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SavedYouAClick Yep. RT @VICE: We Asked an Expert if the Ebola Virus Will Kill You

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umairh Only Marx can save us now. Richard Marx.

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Thu plan, draft: Re-schedule; 0930 Cisco Cyber Day, St Leonards; 1145 Apple Store; afternoon TBA; train to Wentworth Falls; collapse.

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Thursday. The month will end, and there shall be a Reckoning. They will discover everything. Your fear is justified. Thursday.

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