When IT Meets Politics:

IPR


August 28, 2017  11:41 AM

The IT Policy “Elephants in the Room” – the taboo policy issues

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cartel, IPR, newspeak, PICTFOR

The PICTFOR summer reception on Wednesday 23rd...

July 2, 2016  1:44 PM

Putting the IT into BrexIT: what do we (and they) really want?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, IPR, privacy, Skills, TTIP

We have heard much regurgitation of pre-referendum positions, interspersed with "firing from the hip" from those determined to preserve the past from the future.


May 26, 2015  12:04 PM

How the Election may have transformed the prospects for “reform” of the EU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AVMS, content, copyright, Cross-Border, e-IDAS, EEMA, eIDAS, European Union, Facebook, IPR, referendum, Taxation, Troll

David Cameron has not yet fleshed out his "red lines" for the EU reforms he is seeking before putting UK membership to an in-out referendum. It is therefore unclear which of the reforms being called for actually will need Treaty Changes. For example: does


February 14, 2015  7:42 PM

The Future of Technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, amstrad, DSDM, Filetab, Gartner, IPR, RAD, RPG, vapourware, Visicalc, Word

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October 28, 2013  6:20 PM

The United States wakes up to the need for Patent Reform

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IPR, Patent, Troll, US

Further to my blog on  the damage being done by US Patent Trolls to the on-line world I do commend this


September 13, 2013  5:29 PM

Terminate the patent trolls before they succeed in destroying the future of the Internet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Bilderberg, BlackBerry, Columba, ConservativeHome, Edward Snowden, FAST, Google, IGF, Intellectual property, IPR, ITU, NTP, Palantir, Patent, WCIT

The levies paid by the developing world to US patent trolls helped secure the support of most of world (counting


April 9, 2013  2:49 PM

IPR Wars: who really are the heroes and villains, winners and losers?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
China, copyright, India, IPR, Patent, protection

I have regularly blogged on the theme of IPR wars over the past


December 3, 2012  3:38 PM

Are we about to have a grown up debate on the future of the Internet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Dubai, IPR, IPv6, WCIT, X.25

I have just been reading the first BBC article on the WCIT Conference in Dubai. Among other things this will witness the Third World countries seeking to get a "fair" share of the Internet revenues they generate. Given the...


November 17, 2012  11:10 AM

Midata, their data or your data? A few big data questions – then the killer.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BIS, Brussels, Business, dwp, e-Signatures, Eurim, FOG, Google, idap, IPR, Midata, personal data, Verizon, Yahoo

On Monday the  Consumer Affairs Minister will announce powers for us to request our personal data, including transactions, from business so as to better manage our affairs. I...


June 4, 2012  12:45 AM

Has Flame moved the battle for control over the Internet from Cold War to Hot War

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CyberWar, cyberwarriors, diginotar, Failure, Flame, IGF, IMP, IPR, iran, ITU, malware, PIPA, Security, SOPA, Stuxnet, WCIT, X.25


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