Posted in April 2009

The war against the kids

I’ve written about the complicated relationship between copyrights and creativity for Morgenbladet. The text is in Norwegian, but you can try Google Translate if you are interested. One remark – in the original article I wrote that the European Parliament had voted to extend copyrights for music from 50 to 95 years.  The result is … Continue reading

Pirate Bay reading list

“The most important is that my music reaches out to people. Just take it.” – Håkan Hellström (Det viktigaste är att min musik når ut till folk. Ta den bara. Hellström is a Swedish artist) I found this quote at the chat site for the Swedish Pirate Party. I’m just wondering, how long can you … Continue reading

New site for Europatweets

I wrote recently about how you can follow tweets from politicians in the American Congress, British politicians at Westminister, Swedish politicians at Riksdagen and Danish politicians at Folketinget. Now, you can also follow tweets from MEPs, Members of the European Parliament, created by Belgian Xavier, whom I recently met, and two others. The German politician … Continue reading

Ich bin eine schnelle Berlinerin

1:52: 09. Place 6470 out of about 25 000 runners, and place 141 among women in my age group. That’s my numbers from the Berliner Halbmaraton this weekend. And just like last year, when I participated in my first proper race, Brussels 20k, I was very proud. Also when I did my second race, the … Continue reading

Running with a pink ribbon

I’m participating in the Berliner Halbmarathon this weekend (decided upon here), and I will run with a pink ribbon on my shoulder. I’ve made a donation to the Norwegian Cancer Society online, and have made my own bright pink ribbon for the occation. A friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer some months ago, … Continue reading

Concerned optimism among online journalists

I’m not very surprised: “Journalists who work online are more optimistic about the future of their profession than are news people tied to more traditional media platforms”, according to a new report from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism A few more findings: These online news people also believe that the Internet is changing … Continue reading