When Jared and Kirsten Maughan's daughter complained there were swear words in the book she had been reading in the school library, her parents decided to develop Clean Reader, an e-reader app which, according to its authors, allows the user to elect three different levels of reading: Clean, Cleaner and Squeaky Clean, rather than what the author put there. But does the Clean Reader breach the author's copyright and moral rights?
Weary, Stale, Flat, Unprofitable - and in breach of the Data Protection Act
Samaritans Radar: this misguided attempt to crowd-source support to the vulnerable on Twitter risking plunging one of the world’s most respected charities into a data protection nightmare. What can Twitter users alarmed by the new app do to protect themselves, apart from leaving Twitter altogether?
Death of the Cowley Road Passion Play, a Drama in Two Acts
This year's Cowley Road Passion Play did not take place. The press, especially the Daily Mail, blamed secular, smutty-minded Oxford City Council jobsworths, too dim to know the difference between a Passion Play and a live sex show. A Freedom of Information Act request reveals the real facts, and looks at the Press misrepresentations in the context of theatre censorship in Britain.