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Friday Video: British Library Sound Archive

The Wire takes a tour of the British Library’s Sound Archive, deep below its London

UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer

To most consumers it is common sense that they can make a backup copy of media they own, but in the UK this is currently illegal. After a public consultation and a thorough inspection of local copyright legislation, the UK Government decided to change current laws in favor of consumers. The changes have been in the […]

British Library staging exhibition of comics in ‘overdue’ celebration of genre

Boys in the late 1970s probably assumed the girls comic Misty was all boring romance, puppies

UK Digital Archive Access Fail

So, the Brits are creating a massive digital archive. Sure, you’ll be able to access it “online” but only from certain locations. “Its not a public archive. That’s the absolute key point,” said Angela Mills Wade, executive director of the European Publishers Council in response to reactions from some quarter of the digital archive being only […]

UK porn filters block sex education websites

For those that keep insisting “filters are smarter than they used to be…” Among the sites TalkTalk blocked as “pornographic” was BishUK.com, an award-winning British sex education site, which receives more than a million visits each year. TalkTalk also lists Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre website as “pornographic.” The company also blocked a programme run by sex education experts, […]

Rumor: More missing Doctor Who episodes found

I don’t generally post rumors but this would certainly be amazing if true. What I’ve been

Neil Gaiman’s Guardian Books podcast: Weird London and the future for writers

This week’s podcast heads into strange territory, guided by the Books site’s editor-for-a-day, Neil Gaiman. First,

Word cloud on a book

I’m a big fan of the work of Christopher Priest. Many US readers will only be aware of him through a little movie titled The Prestige, based on his book by the same name. This past week I picked up the UK hardcover copy of his book The Islanders and have placed it high on the to-be-read-pile. However, the […]

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GOV.UK named the best design of the year

Yes, a government Web site has been awarded a design prize! …at a ceremony in London,

New Blakes 7 coming to SyFy

You can read the press release over on io9. But I just want to point out that it looks like the new version, beyond giving Blake a dead wife to avenge, is going to be using an apostrophe in the title. Blasphemy!