Philip Townsend's striking photography encapsulates the 1960s ranging from celebrity (before the term was dumbed down by wannabees) to everyday life including the tragic aftermath of the 1966 Aberfan mining disaster.
Philip's life has been as illustrious as the era he photographed having made numerous transformations to make Madonna look like a one-trick pony. Apart from being a landmark photographer of the 1960s, Philip has been a journalist courting at times controversy. However, it is to his photographic archive to which he has returned over the last few years, and most notably Philip was the first photographer of the Rolling Stones with the first shoot occurring a few days after Andrew Loog Oldham had become their manager.
The World Intellectual Property Organisation's (WIPO) Assembly is organising a global diplomatic conference to discuss ways to promote and protect the interests of televisual performers. The Diplomatic Conference will take place in Beijing in June 2012.
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry said 'While some countries have domestic legislation that grants certain rights to performers in audiovisual works there is a legal vacuum at the international level.
One of the most striking aspects to derive from the English court's recent dealings with the abuse of the Internet in connection with super injunctions being sought by celebrities, is the limitation of a super injunction.
Remember the issues as to whether it applied to Tweeting and how do you enforce against a person breaching the order on the other side of the world, or even Scotland which is a different legal jurisdiction to England?
Mark Butcher, one of the founder's of Radio Frontier, based in Switzerland, explains about the growing market for expatriate and transient workers having a local radio station in their own language which help them integrate into their new community; a case of global going local:-
We live in a globalised world - we all know that. It is becoming more and more common for people to move, live and work across the world. What is different these days is that it is becoming very common for people not to consider these moves permanent.
Arguably, a few years ago, when people moved to a new country, certainly if they were taking their family with them, the move would be seen as permanent. In other words, they would be emigrating. Today, professional working families see a move as a positive step in their career. A few years in a certain country can be seen as necessary for career enhancement.
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