Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I’ve discovered podcasts. Yes, I know it’s a little late in the piece, but really, it’s been a pretty recent thing: since I (a) got an iPhone and (b) started walking to work every day. At half an hour each day, I get a lot of listening done and music doesn’t quite do it for me. And lo and behold, there are all these interesting things to listen to online. I want to promote one specific thing, which is actually not a podcast, but a Webinar:
Managing IP magazine’s Asia editor Peter Ollier will be conducting a live online interview with IP Australia director general Philip Noonan on Friday March 6 at 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (3pm for us Brisbanites).
The one-hour interview will cover topics such as the recommendations in Terry Cutler’s venturousaustralia report, innovative step and inventive step in Australia’s patent law, the controversial Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the impact of the credit crunch on patent and trade mark applications in Australia. Registration for this event is free. To register please go to www.managingip.com/webseminars. Listeners will also be able to submit questions during the interview. Click here to go to the registration page.
Hey, how often do you get to hear about IP from the ‘horse’s mouth’, the dude in charge, so to speak? Think up your tricky questions about ACTA and the Innovation Review now! The other thing I wanted to mention was podcasts. There are a lot of cool podcasts out there. Apart from the wonderful material from our ABC, it’s worth highlighting:
- The IP Colloquium (run by Doug Lichtman, UCLA);
- The Software Freedom Law Center podcasts (all things open source)
- The amazing collection of stuff at iTunes U – lots of free lectures on all kinds of interesting things: from Berkeley, Stanford, LSE and other exciting places;
- TED.com. Very cool.
- Digital Planet at the BBC
- Search Engine on CBC (Canadian Radio)
- Academic Earth (great lectures on all kinds of topics)
I’m sure there are others. Feel free to add them in the comments. Always looking for good new listening!