Duncan Bucknell


I have been listening to the book The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Areily, and he spends a considerable amount of time on an issue that comes up with small enterprises seeking to sell their creations to large enterprises that also have their own creativity groups.  Through a number of experiments he illustrates the natural tendency of creators to overvalue their work and the natural tendency of other creators to devalue outside… Read More

As IP strategy consultants, we spend the majority of our time advising clients on how to make the most of their IP.  What happens when the IP is our own? I have had in the back of my mind the lessons of our recent Mieza books as I begin activities to sell a documentary that I produced and co-directed on oceanic whitetip sharks.  You can see the trailer here that will show… Read More

In March, 50 well-known Chinese writers made an announcement against Baidu.com which provides a platform named Baidu Online Library for users to upload all kinds of literature including novels, business documents, professional memos and presentation slides. Uploading occurs without approval or authorization from the writers. The uploaded material may be read or downloaded by anyone without any fee. Nearly all famous writers can find their works in this online library, but they… Read More

A fantastic new resource dropped into our mailbox recently – it’s the second edition of International Copyright by Paul Goldstein and Bernt Hugenholtz (the one with the green cover). In our business we deal with many Internet related issues, so copyright is often a headlines issue and it’s never limited to one country. International copyright is such a difficult area to cover, and most books end up simply listing the legislation and… Read More

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