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MozFest London 2013
So I made it down to Ravensbourne for MozFest Opening night, it was set-up like a mini maker faire across two floors. There was tables laid out with different hacks, displays and information about the companies/people/technologies that will be showcased and played with during the festival. Mozilla also provided nibbles and drinks for the evening which was a great touch after a long train ride from Glasgow.

If you have never been to a Moz Fest I can give you a quick run down? it started life as Drum fest in Barcelona 2010 is the earliest I was involved? Mozilla then found the awesome venue of Ravensbourne in North Greenwich (London) where it has had its home since? There are plenty of stairs to climb overall 9 floors full of different hacker spaces, talks, workshops? Each space has its own theme so it is easy enough for you to head to a theme of your liking and from there discover some awesome going ons. I say this because navigating the schedule can become overwhelming. With so many tracks and so many very cool discussions and workshops on it gets hard to try to plan and then stick to that plan at MozFest.

The first day (Saturday) started off slightly late
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as all good conferences lol, and included some great introductions to the weekend and themes. I headed up to the Open BAdges area for the majority of Saturday. I have written up a seperate blog post about Open Badges and the resources I discovered. It was a great day and well worth the trip, we listend to people discuss real life cases on how they were implementing different Mozilla technologies and also some hands on practicals. There was a great Open Badges workshop

After a full day of amazing technologies and information overload we headed over into the O2 for some drinks at Alphabet City. I stayed for a drink or two but after a long day and another one to come I ended up heading to bed early.

The second day was ran pretty much the same as the first some morning talks on the main stage and then break off into open hack and talk sessions. I spent some of my time in the open badges but also wondered around seeing what else was on display and dropping in on a talk here and there. At the end of the day one of the final talks was from the guatdian journalists about the NSA Snowden papers which was quite interesting as one could imagine.

The final maker faire was awesome, people where showing off things that where made during their workshops over the weekend. It was awesome to see so many differnent types of technlogies on display and also alot of hand made things on display and an emotion game which involved string and paper and well maniquens
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It was overall an amazing weekend and I am still overloaded with information and working hard to get it all out and make sure I share links to the amazing resources and people I was able to meet.


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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Jazzgroove presents ......

8.00pm - Blind Hot Gems

Sydney grunge-jazz band the Blind Hot Gems play filth. Sounding at times like Cornelius and at others like QOTSA, there are plenty of big beats and pounding riffs. The trio rip through differing styles from shuffles to dance grooves, even frolicking in the world of electro before reaching some lush experimental plateaus. If the Blind Hot Gems were a video game, they'd be Street Fighter, only played with a Guitar Hero controller instead of a joystick.

Ross Stavrou - Guitar
Eduardo Delos Reyes - Bass
Neel Shukla - Drums

9.30pm - The Venusians

Straight from the funky planes of Venus direct into your ear lobe, The Venusians bring you synth driven tunes and face melting ray beams of Jazz infused licks at speeds high enough to charm any earth dweller. Come see them in the flesh and you?ll understand why this band is one to keep in your radar.

Meklit Kibret - Vocals
Christian Hemara - Vocals
Andrew Bruce - Synths and Vocals
Harry Sutherland - Keys
Ben Panucci - Guitar
Pat Harris - Bass
Daniel Saddleton - Drums and Electronics


What is Jazzgroove?

Jazzgroove is a not for profit organisation presenting high-quality original and improvised music from various jazz related cannons. Our focus is on musicians who are in the early stages of forming a national and international career. Jazzgroove's purpose is to nurture upcoming musicians by allowing a platform and performance opportunity to an established audience through our weekly Tuesday double bill events, marketing/ promotion support while also providing a dialogue and mentorship between past Jazzgroove performers and more experienced musicians.

Jazzgroove at Foundry616

Rising Stars + Targeted Performer Series



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Cabaret Cweeeeen Christa Hughes presents a night of deluded divas,sloshed sirens and neurotic nudist
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Don?t let their good looks fool you. Quasimodo Blues Band (QBB) are a serious blues band. They?ve been around for quite a while and honed their skills to a point where they?re quite sharp. (Hence the reference to an edge.) They get fan mail from places like Korea and Denmark.

You?ll be hearing some classic blues and a fair amount of bloody good original material. Some of it is soft and jazzy, some is seriously crunchy and some is damned depressing. (It?s blues after all.)

Guitars, keyboards, blues harp, lots of singing. It gets pretty emotional at times.

The sound is a mix of Chicago and Delta blues tempered by an ingredient that makes it Oz blues.

You can sing along to 'One Two Baby Blue', add up the cliches in 'Soul To Sell', shed a tear in ?Findin? My Way In The Blues?, click your fingers to ?Believer?, stomp you feet to ?About You and go right off with ?Chaser.? There?s heaps more.

There?ll be classics too, like Hoochie Coochie Man, Drop Down Mama, Dust My Broom and Got My Mojo Workin?.

Don?t hesitate, reserve your tickets now.

Bring yourself, friends, relatives and forgiven enemies.



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Christian† Howes (USA)


The Christian Howes Quartet

Christian Howes - violin

Michael Azzopardi - piano

Brett Hirst - bass

Tim Firth - drums


"Howes's solo violin pieces were quite fascinating, as he brought loops and jazzy sensibilities to bear on both the blues and Bach... Playing solo, the violinist made Paul McCartney's Yesterday sound like a folk song, extracting a little kernel of sadness that has generally remained buried. A solo Isn't She Lovely eased from simplicity, charm and warmth to leaping excitement, the latter mood sustained in a second rapid country-rock number with the band."
by John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

Jazz violinist/producer/composer/educator Christian Howes returns to Australia following his highly successful performances in 2012.

Howes has been widely recognized as a path-finding figure on the contemporary violin. Named the #1Downbeat Critics Poll "Rising Star Jazz Violinist" (2011), nominated for ?Violinist of the Year? by the Jazz Journalists Association (2011), recipient of Chamber Music America?s ?Residency Partnership Award? (2012), a top three ranking in the Jazz TImes Critics Poll (2013), he recently toured Ukraine as a cultural ambassador of the U.S. at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Christian?s collaborations in recent years feature an array of jazz stars including Les Paul, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Richard Galliano, David Binney, Greg Osby, Joel Harrison, Dafnis Prieto, D.D. Jackson, Steve Turre, Lewis Nash, Scott Colley, Tamir Hendelman, Bruce Forman, Linda Oh, Allan Harris, Rez Abbasi, and many more...


Jazz Violinist/Educator Christian Howes To Visit Australia In Conjunction With Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

On August 4-12, Christian Howes, one of the world?s leading jazz violin performers and educators, will be headed to Australia to lead a week full of live performances and educational activities. The trip will be anchored with Christian?s multiple clinics and headlining performances at the Australian National University?s annual Winter Jazz Week.

In addition to Christian?s work with the Australian National University, he will be performing in many local venues and working with other area string students, including collaborations with the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, Monash University, a showcase performance at Bennetts Lane jazz club in Melbourne, and more.

The Winter Jazz Week, according to ANU?s website, ?will bring together internationally and nationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos and educators with ANU School of Music students to deliver masterclasses and create combined bands, culminating in a thrilling showcase concert.?

In December, 2012, Howes traveled down to Australia to present workshops for jazz string players and perform in the ?Jazz at the Gallery? series, which was broadcast nationally on ArtSound FM.

Says Howes, ?In addition to raising awareness for the virtues of jazz among classically trained musicians, I hope to empower classical string players to be more creative, through improvisation, composition, arranging, and in the development of their careers, in any styles of music they wish to pursue?.

A former Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Howes founded the 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Camille Catherine Inc., to support music educational activities and performances, including visits to approximately 50 school orchestra programs per year, an annual week-long intensive ?Creative Strings Workshop? in Columbus, Ohio, and the ?Creative Strings Academy? online home study course, which is subscribed to by thousands of string players worldwide pursuing his innovative improvisation and contemporary music curriculum.

Howes has won nominations and awards since 2011 in the Downbeat Critics Poll, Jazz Times Critics Poll, Jazz Journalists Association, and the Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. He was invited by the U.S. Embassy to Ukraine to perform several orchestral and jazz concerts and workshops in June

2014 as a cultural ambassador, underscoring U.S. support for a free and democratic Ukraine.


Schedule for Christian Howes? 2014 Australia Tour

August 5

6:00PM - Educational workshop at Bennetts Lane (open to the public)

8:30PM - Performance at Bennetts Lane

August 6

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational workshop at Monash University

August 7

10:00AM-12:00PM - Educational clinic at Australian National University?s Winter Jazz Week

August 8

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 9

6:30PM - Performance with Australian National University ensembles (open to the public)

August 10

11:00AM-1:00PM, 2:00-4:00PM - Workshops with Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra

August 11

8:30PM - Performance at The Foundry616

More information:

Christian Howes? website:http://ChristianHowes.com

Videos"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux1rPJJ7QaE&authuser=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig3B855Lsqk&authuser=0



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Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Jazzgroove presents ......

8.00pm - Blind Hot Gems

Sydney grunge-jazz band the Blind Hot Gems play filth. Sounding at times like Cornelius and at others like QOTSA, there are plenty of big beats and pounding riffs. The trio rip through differing styles from shuffles to dance grooves, even frolicking in the world of electro before reaching some lush experimental plateaus. If the Blind Hot Gems were a video game, they'd be Street Fighter, only played with a Guitar Hero controller instead of a joystick.

Ross Stavrou - Guitar
Eduardo Delos Reyes - Bass
Neel Shukla - Drums

9.30pm - The Venusians

Straight from the funky planes of Venus direct into your ear lobe, The Venusians bring you synth driven tunes and face melting ray beams of Jazz infused licks at speeds high enough to charm any earth dweller. Come see them in the flesh and you?ll understand why this band is one to keep in your radar.

Meklit Kibret - Vocals
Christian Hemara - Vocals
Andrew Bruce - Synths and Vocals
Harry Sutherland - Keys
Ben Panucci - Guitar
Pat Harris - Bass
Daniel Saddleton - Drums and Electronics


What is Jazzgroove?

Jazzgroove is a not for profit organisation presenting high-quality original and improvised music from various jazz related cannons. Our focus is on musicians who are in the early stages of forming a national and international career. Jazzgroove's purpose is to nurture upcoming musicians by allowing a platform and performance opportunity to an established audience through our weekly Tuesday double bill events, marketing/ promotion support while also providing a dialogue and mentorship between past Jazzgroove performers and more experienced musicians.

Jazzgroove at Foundry616

Rising Stars + Targeted Performer Series



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FOSS4G (Workshops)

FOSS4G (Workshops)

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Portland State University
1633 SW Park Ave
Portland , OR 97214
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Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park

Research Club Summer Camp at Silver Falls State Park

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Silver Falls State Park
20 miles south-east of Salem, Oregon
Silverton , Oregon 97381
US
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It‚€™s happening again!

Join us for three days of activities, hiking, workshops, storytelling, brunch, and misbehavior. We‚€™ll have a gourmet dinner on Sunday night, and activities throughout the week.

At night we‚€™ll gather round the big fire pit and tell stories RC style ‚€” nerdy and enthusiastic. Field trips and movie nights TBA!

Got a talent to share or a group activity you‚€™d like to run? Get in touch! info@research-club.org

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Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that ra
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Dave graney has been described as a ?cryptic rock voyager?. In other truth he is a storyteller, songwriter and singer with few peers in the Australian music scene. A former king of pop. Also self proclaimed ?king of the dudes?. A formidable guitarist. A master songwriter. A reckless performer. A broadcaster.

Dave Graney is setting out on a tour which is called IN CONCERT. No matter if it's a concert hall, a cafe or a bookshop, it'll be a CONCERT performance.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album billed as a Dave Graney solo set. Clare Moore is all over the album and will be playing keys, percussion and singing. Stu Thomas will also be playing on baritone guitar, vocals and bass. Dave Graney will be playing guitar and singing. Longtime guitarist Stuart Perera will join the band on selected dates.

Dave Graney will be performing songs from FEARFUL WIGGINGS as well as songs stretching back to his and Clare Moore's first band, the Moodists and also weird scenes cooked up with the Coral Snakes and the mistLY. Everything is gonna be on the table and whatever it is, wherever it is, it'll be IN CONCERT!†

Singer, songwriter Jodi Phillis will be showcasing her retro vocal quartet The Glamma Rays for three very special shows with Dave Graney on this tour.

The Glamma Rays songs will enchant you and transport you to a magical time and place with their intricate harmonies, dreamy melodies and soulful, playful lyrics. Malika Elizabeth, Tiffany Sinton, Genevieve Davis and Jodi refer to themselves as the godesses of ?punk schmaltz?.

Come and see for yourselves. They are not to be missed.

http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com
http://soundcloud.com/dave-graney-lym


$22 +bf presale and $25 on the door.†
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm†
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.†

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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Title IX and Sexual Abuse of Minors
This training will provide information regarding your responsibilities once you become aware of sexual harassment, sexual assault and child sexual abuse. We will discuss Title IX, sexual violence, gender-based harassment, child sexual abuse, what does it mean for you to be "on notice," and your responsibilities under the recently published University Policy 4815 governing minors on campus or participating in University-related programs. Price: Free Sponsor: Human Resources Homepage: http://www.hr.vt.edu Contact: Ann Owens Phone: 231-1820 E-Mail:: ann64@vt.edu for more info visit the web at: http://www.hr.vt.edu/oea/workshops/index.html

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Siege Engine Workshop

Siege Engine Workshop

through
Periscope Books & Tutoring
1920 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove , OR 97116
US
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Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

  • Cost: $250
  • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
  • Instructor: Markus Roberts
  • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com

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Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that ra
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Dave graney has been described as a ?cryptic rock voyager?. In other truth he is a storyteller, songwriter and singer with few peers in the Australian music scene. A former king of pop. Also self proclaimed ?king of the dudes?. A formidable guitarist. A master songwriter. A reckless performer. A broadcaster.

Dave Graney is setting out on a tour which is called IN CONCERT. No matter if it's a concert hall, a cafe or a bookshop, it'll be a CONCERT performance.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album billed as a Dave Graney solo set. Clare Moore is all over the album and will be playing keys, percussion and singing. Stu Thomas will also be playing on baritone guitar, vocals and bass. Dave Graney will be playing guitar and singing. Longtime guitarist Stuart Perera will join the band on selected dates.

Dave Graney will be performing songs from FEARFUL WIGGINGS as well as songs stretching back to his and Clare Moore's first band, the Moodists and also weird scenes cooked up with the Coral Snakes and the mistLY. Everything is gonna be on the table and whatever it is, wherever it is, it'll be IN CONCERT!†

Singer, songwriter Jodi Phillis will be showcasing her retro vocal quartet The Glamma Rays for three very special shows with Dave Graney on this tour.

The Glamma Rays songs will enchant you and transport you to a magical time and place with their intricate harmonies, dreamy melodies and soulful, playful lyrics. Malika Elizabeth, Tiffany Sinton, Genevieve Davis and Jodi refer to themselves as the godesses of ?punk schmaltz?.

Come and see for yourselves. They are not to be missed.

http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com
http://soundcloud.com/dave-graney-lym


$22 +bf presale and $25 on the door.†
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm†
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.†

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that ra
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



Post
The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Dave graney has been described as a ?cryptic rock voyager?. In other truth he is a storyteller, songwriter and singer with few peers in the Australian music scene. A former king of pop. Also self proclaimed ?king of the dudes?. A formidable guitarist. A master songwriter. A reckless performer. A broadcaster.

Dave Graney is setting out on a tour which is called IN CONCERT. No matter if it's a concert hall, a cafe or a bookshop, it'll be a CONCERT performance.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album billed as a Dave Graney solo set. Clare Moore is all over the album and will be playing keys, percussion and singing. Stu Thomas will also be playing on baritone guitar, vocals and bass. Dave Graney will be playing guitar and singing. Longtime guitarist Stuart Perera will join the band on selected dates.

Dave Graney will be performing songs from FEARFUL WIGGINGS as well as songs stretching back to his and Clare Moore's first band, the Moodists and also weird scenes cooked up with the Coral Snakes and the mistLY. Everything is gonna be on the table and whatever it is, wherever it is, it'll be IN CONCERT!†

Singer, songwriter Jodi Phillis will be showcasing her retro vocal quartet The Glamma Rays for three very special shows with Dave Graney on this tour.

The Glamma Rays songs will enchant you and transport you to a magical time and place with their intricate harmonies, dreamy melodies and soulful, playful lyrics. Malika Elizabeth, Tiffany Sinton, Genevieve Davis and Jodi refer to themselves as the godesses of ?punk schmaltz?.

Come and see for yourselves. They are not to be missed.

http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com
http://soundcloud.com/dave-graney-lym


$22 +bf presale and $25 on the door.†
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm†
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.†

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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AIPPI Report: Are you sitting comfortably? Mellor QC recounts soft IP's 2013 "unfinished business"
The AmeriKitten transfixedby the summer rainagainst her window pane
On a rainy June afternoon last week, raincoat-clad IP lawyers and AIPPI members made their ways to the offices of Allen & Overy, to hear James Mellor QC?s round up of the big ?soft IP? judgments of last year. Joined on stage by His Honour Judge Hacon, Mr Mellor QC took the audience through some ?unfinished business? and noted some take home points from the rest of 2013. The AmeriKat is grateful to A&O's eloquent trainee, Rachel Fitzgerald, who with pen in hand summarized Mellor's round-up for the Kat's readers. Rachel reports:
"Turning first to the landmark CJEU exhaustion decision in UsedSoft (C-128/11)(the ?unfinished business? from the AIPPI round-up of 2012 cases, and the facts of which you can be reminded of in this earlier Kat post), Mr Mellor QC noted a willingness on the CJEU?s part, to categorically ignore the Software Directive?s express reference in Article 5 to ?specific contractual provisions?, in favour of looking at the transaction as a whole. This meant that, despite express provisions in Oracle?s licences granting for ?an unlimited period, a non-exclusive, non-transferable user right?, because it was decided that the original licencing arrangement constituted a sale under Article 4(2), the distribution right had been exhausted, and the licensee of the ?spare? licence capacity, (i.e. the second acquirer), was a lawful acquirer under Article 5(1). In this decision (which has been labelled by many a ?results based decision?), it clearly did not matter to the CJEU that the original licence was non-transferable. Furthermore, it was made it clear that Article 4(2) is not limited to tangible copies, but applies equally to intangible copies, including where the copy is sold as corrected and updated by the copyright holder. Mr Mellor QC thought that the decision was fair, but warned that the judgment highlights the possibility that the ?long arm of digital copyright extends to end users who may re-tweet material including links etc. without having the ability to check whether they may be infringing copyright?.

A recap on hyperlinking and communication to the public came next, in light of the Svensson decision (C-466/12), where it was held that while provision of clickable links to protected works is an act of communication to the public, the communication must be directed at a new public in order to fall within Article 3(1) of the InfoSoc Directive. Hyperlinks to protected works made freely available on the internet do not infringe the copyright subsisting in the protected works, unless the hyperlink gives users a method by which they can circumvent access restrictions to the work (e.g. subscription access), because then the work is being made available to a new public, i.e. consumers not considered by the copyright holder.

After referring those of us keen to understand the distinction between trade evidence and expert evidence to the Rihanna judgment (2013 EWHC 1945), Mr Mellor QC addressed whether the Court of Appeal interpreted the ?average consumer? correctly in the Interflora v Marks & Spencer judgments (2012 EWCA Civ 1501 and 2013 EWCA Civ 319). In Interflora I, Lewison LJ held the ?average consumer? in cases of trade mark infringement is conceptually different from the substantial proportion of the public test in passing off, and (perhaps incorrectly) assumed that to pinpoint the ?average consumer? means to take a statistical view of the results. In an attempt to rectify this point, Mr Mellor QC referred the audience to the Gut Springenheide case (Case C-210/96) and the Court?s decision that ?the national court must take into account the presumed expectations which it evokes in an average consumer who is reasonably well informed and reasonably observant and circumspect?. This notion of the average consumer as a reasonable consumer rids us of the vulgarity of a statistical calculation of the average, while at the same time allowing to exclude outliers. Mr Mellor QC pointed out that following this more useful interpretation of who the ?average consumer? is, there is perhaps very little difference between the tests for passing off and likelihood of confusion after all.

Another issue in Interflora II was raised: the use of surveys as evidence in trade mark infringement cases. According to Lewison LJ, whether survey evidence should be admitted at all, comes down to whether the court is satisfied that the evidence is (a) likely to be of REAL value; and (b) that the likely value of the evidence justifies the cost (bold caps courtesy of Lewison LJ). Inevitably, this assessment will mean that survey evidence is not as useful as it may have once been, but as Sir Robin Jacob said in his judgment in the same case, the survey is not completely dead, as it is still ?possible to conduct fair surveys and they may indeed lead to witnesses of value?.

Mr Mellor QC rounded off the evening by sneaking in a 2014 offering. In the Betty Boop trade mark judgment handed down by by Mr Justice Birss in February (2014 EWHC 439), it was held that A.V.E.L.A. had infringed UK and Community Trade Marks and committed acts of passing off. The judgment (which topically makes a distinction between three classes of average consumer), makes for an interesting read in itself, but for a reminder of the juicy bits, the IPKat post from February can be found here.
The AmeriKat sadly had to duck out of the closing of Mellor's remarks, but she did note that gone seem to be the days when there used to be innumerable references and decisions to and from the CJEU in trade mark cases that practitioners would have to grapple with (copyright references are of course a different story!). † Nowadays, things seem to have calmed down a little bit, with a handful of key decisions in 2013 to digest. †However, that does not mean to say all is well and resolved in the non-patent IP world. †For example, that knotty issue of evidence in trade mark proceedings seems to be a prime candidate for some further attention from the English courts in 2014. †Watch this space!


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Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that ra
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and features some of Sydney's finest musicians. The band has played numerous jazz festivals in Sydney and overseas and is critically acclaimed as one of Sydney's premier fusion bands.

The objective of the Gapp Project is to find the difficult balance between playful and accessible melodies, and the harmonic and rhythmic depth and complexity of modern jazz. The high level of production quality of the recordings is as essential as the architecture of the music. The instrumentation of the arrangements involves great diversity and audiences find the Gapp Project an exciting, engaging and inspiring experience.



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The Gapp Project is a contemporary jazz fusion band, with 8 albums recorded to date. It is a compositional workshop and
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Dave graney has been described as a ?cryptic rock voyager?. In other truth he is a storyteller, songwriter and singer with few peers in the Australian music scene. A former king of pop. Also self proclaimed ?king of the dudes?. A formidable guitarist. A master songwriter. A reckless performer. A broadcaster.

Dave Graney is setting out on a tour which is called IN CONCERT. No matter if it's a concert hall, a cafe or a bookshop, it'll be a CONCERT performance.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album billed as a Dave Graney solo set. Clare Moore is all over the album and will be playing keys, percussion and singing. Stu Thomas will also be playing on baritone guitar, vocals and bass. Dave Graney will be playing guitar and singing. Longtime guitarist Stuart Perera will join the band on selected dates.

Dave Graney will be performing songs from FEARFUL WIGGINGS as well as songs stretching back to his and Clare Moore's first band, the Moodists and also weird scenes cooked up with the Coral Snakes and the mistLY. Everything is gonna be on the table and whatever it is, wherever it is, it'll be IN CONCERT!†

Singer, songwriter Jodi Phillis will be showcasing her retro vocal quartet The Glamma Rays for three very special shows with Dave Graney on this tour.

The Glamma Rays songs will enchant you and transport you to a magical time and place with their intricate harmonies, dreamy melodies and soulful, playful lyrics. Malika Elizabeth, Tiffany Sinton, Genevieve Davis and Jodi refer to themselves as the godesses of ?punk schmaltz?.

Come and see for yourselves. They are not to be missed.

http://www.thedavegraneyshow.com
http://soundcloud.com/dave-graney-lym


$22 +bf presale and $25 on the door.†
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm†
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.†

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed ?" NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18?s must be accompanied by an adult)



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Event Coordinator

Event Coordinator - Taking an Event Planning Course

There are all sorts of ways to excel at event planning and if you are one that is naturally talented and gifted with the skills that are required in order to be an event coordinator and planner then you must use those skills to the fullest. However, if you were not born with the natural talent and skills that are required to break into this business there are plenty of ways to learn the ropes of event planning.

A couple of the ideas in order to learn how to event plan effectively can be learned through actual courses that teach you how to coordinate large events as well as becoming an assistant for an actual event planner. Both of these options will be explored, and both of them are very important to learning event planning.

Event Planning Courses

Even though it does not seem like event planning would have it's own special section among colleges and universities, there are actually some places of higher learning that include degrees that can be achieved in event planning. Some of these colleges and universities may have bachelor's degrees that can be received on the subject, they may have associates degrees, or there may even be simple event planning certificates that one can earn through other specific programs that the college or university offers.

Of course getting a full fledged authentic university degree is just one option that one has for taking classes in event planning, but there are also plenty of single courses that can also be taken if one just simply wants to get into the basics in order to start their own business from scratch. A few of the courses that may be taken at colleges and universities throughout the United States that do focus on event planning include Introduction to Event Planning, Party Planning, Organization, as well as Site Selection and Writing Event Contracts. There are plenty more classes that can be chosen but these are only a few examples of event planning classes!

An Assistant Event Planner

There is a whole other way that one can easily learn the ropes of event planning. Even though taking courses in event planning is also a good idea, learning factual material and reading textbooks are not going to teach you about the day-to-day work that an event coordinator will oftentimes actually do.

In fact, becoming an assistant event planner for an event planning business will definitely help more than anything in order to know what's all involved with becoming an event planner. Furthermore, the business you are working for may even inspire you to create your own, and if that happens your own event planning business would have sprung forth from that one assistant experience!

All in all, event planning courses will definitely teach you have to efficiently and effectively work your way up the event planning industry in order to become one of the best event planners around! Taking just a few event planning courses or becoming an assistant are good ways to become just that!


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