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European Copyright Reform

October 4th, 2016

Episode 110 of 152 episodes

A ruling by the European Court has drawn some critics to suggest that free Wi-Fi might fall foul of copyright laws. Click talks to the MEP, Julia Reda. Online Map Charting Food Loss/Waste A non-profit organisation in Singapore has launched a plan for an online map to show innovation and curb loss in the food chain. Click hears from Gwyneth Fries from Forum for the Future. Zipline to the Rescue Zip is a small robot airplane designed for a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners. Keller Rinaudo from Zipline explains how the Zip drone planes will be used to carry vaccines, medicine, or blood in Rwanda. Playable City The fourth international Playable City Award has just unveiled its shortlist. The producer, Hilary O'Shaughnessy discusses how to make cities smarter and more playful. (Photo caption: A festival goer walks past a plastic cow provided by a mobile telecoms company enabling free Wi-Fi for festival goers at Glastonbury Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images) Producer: Colin Grant

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