• Europe is following Canada’s example on the use of shocking images in the anti-smoking campaign: a total of 42 images containing from rotten lungs to a man with a large tumour on his throat. The European comission will let each country do decide whether or not to include the images on cigarette packs. Somehow, I think that smokers will not be the only ones to get shocked by this.
  • Should programs made by public broadcasters, like television and radio – paid with public funds – belong to public domain? Dutch parliamentarians believe so and they go further: it should be distributed online.
  • In an interview to the MOJO magazine, the Icelandic singer Björk confessed that Amália Rodrigues is one of her 3 favourite female voices being povo que lavas no rio the favourite song from her.

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  1. Paul Morgan says

    The British Broadcasting Corparation (BBC) already distributes all of it’s radio output on the internet and programmes can be listened to up to a week after transmission – all for free!

  2. Paulo says

    The Dutch decision is about who should own the rights over the content (the public, rather than the broadcaster). One suggested solution is to use the creative commons copyright license.
    I think that another thing implied here is that previous contents, currently owned by the broadcaster, should now be released into public domain and also be available online.