Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Post Script

Also, I have just applied for my British Library's reader pass online so will be hot-footing it to central tomorrow to collect it!

Oh, and I shall be reading a 'tomb' on the way there just so that I can pretend to be a clever clogs (I doubt very much that I am the only one that does this......)

The Big Smoke versus The Big Apple

So research is progressing, today I felt like I had really started to get to grips with my topic which is a good place to start! In an effort to avoid picking up the absolute tombs on Intellectual Property blah blah blah that my newly accredited 'Bachelor of Law' sister has lent me (super proud, I've been cyber space researching.
There is so much garbage to sort through, research is clearly going to take its time, but I enjoy being a closet bookworm so no problems there. The issue that has really caught my attention today is the divide in legal policies between Europe and the USA. Whilst the EU imposes relatively strict IP laws, the US has virtually nothing - so I'm pondering exactly how these two opposing systems don't produce a greater divide in terms of innovation/trend cycles etc.
The US has been procrastinating over a Design Piracy Act (DPA) but it isn't deemed a priority and so Stateside designers continue with near non-existent legal protection.
This is my first really juicy bit to get stuck into, dig up cases, contact law firms and see if I can identify an extrinsic factor which facilitates trend cycles or whether the US or the EU fairs better in respect of their legal statutes.

God that all sounded a bit heavy, it's not boring I promise!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Dissertation Holiday

So summer has begun, sunshine has been exceptionally prevelant for Blighty and somehow the dissertation has been put on the back burner - I cannot be the only one who has favoured Greenwich Park over the British Library?! Anyway today marks the beginning of the 'write your dissertation in 15 minutes a day' theory, here goes.............