komninos zervos
Since 2003
Works in Labrador Australia

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BIO
komninos zervos:biographical details

komninos, performance poet, poeted from 1985 professionally, taking his poetry to schools, community groups, hotels, music venues, prisons, coffee lounges and universities, radio and television and now the internet.

komninos the published poet has two adult collections of poetry with the university of queensland press, 'komninos', 1991, and 'komninos by the kupful', 1994, a collection of poetry for children illustrated by peter viska and published by oxford university press, 'the baby rap and other poems', 1992, and a hard cover illustrated children's picture book published by harper/collins, 'high street, kew east', 1991.

komninos has had three plays performed by professional theatre companies in sydney and brisbane.

in 1992 komninos received the australian human rights award for literature and in 1993 was awarded the australia council's ros bower award for outstanding achievement in community arts.

in 1995 komninos completed a masters of arts in creative writing at the university of queensland, he authored a cd-rom of 'cyberpoetry' for his dissertation.

in 1997 komninos travelled to london to be writer in residence at artec, a multimedia training and resource centre in islington where he authored a cd-rom, 'cyberpoetry underground'.

since 1999 komninos has convened the CyberStudies major, at the School of Arts, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus. http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos

in 2001 the 'cyberpoetry underground' cd-rom was runner-up in the Electronic Literature Organisation's Award in poetry.

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Re: -empyre- in jan06: Computational Poetics


poetics or poetrix or poet tricks?

naive is the new informed

a quote
"poets make lousy lovers
cos half way through
they think about how it will end"
jas h duke

komninos zervos
lecturer, CyberStudies major
School of Arts
Griffith University
Room 3.25 Multimedia Building G23
Gold Coast Campus
Parkwood
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Australia
Phone 07 5552 8872 Fax 07 5552 8141
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale.

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DISCUSSION

what's in a name


this morning i received an email addressed to komnions.

i replied:

komninos is spelt komninos, this is the prefered spelling of komninos.

komnions always make me cry
komnions is multilayered like a post-modernist post-structuralist text
komnions will fight to overthrow fascions
komnions makes good methane
komnions with chilli beenions is an explosive mixture
komnions is a mis-smelling of komninos

komninos smells like roses

komninos

komninos zervos
lecturer, CyberStudies major
School of Arts
Griffith University
Room 3.25 Multimedia Building G23
Gold Coast Campus
Parkwood
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Australia
Phone 07 5552 8872 Fax 07 5552 8141
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale.

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Authors sue Google over Google Print


from macworld
http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/09/21/googleprint/index.php=

Authors sue Google over Google Print
By Nancy Gohring, PC World.com
The Authors Guild and three other writers filed a class action suit
on Tuesday against Google Inc. over the Google Print program. The
lawsuit charges Google with massive copyright infringement.
Google Print is a beta, or test, project that allows Internet users
to search for content in books. Google is in the process of scanning
books from several libraries into the searchable database.
The Authors Guild, a society of published writers representing over
8,000 U.S. authors, charges that Google has not sought the approval
of authors to include their works in the program.
Google does allow copyright holders to exclude their books from the
program. However, traditionally, content users must have affirmative
authorization from a copyright owner to use the copyrighted material,
said Terence Ross, a partner and copyright law specialist at Gibson,
Dunn & Crutcher, a Washington, D.C., law office. "Merely saying that
if we don’t hear from you we assume it’s okay has never been accepted
by any court and I doubt it would ever be accepted," he said.
Google said in a statement responding to the lawsuit that its
activities are consistent with the fair use doctrine under U.S.
copyright law and the principles underlying copyright law. Fair use
is a concept within U.S. copyright law that allows copyright material
to be used in limited circumstances, such as quoting parts of a novel
for a book review, without the permission of the author.
When users search the Google Print database, they find a "brief
snippet of text where their search term appears," not the entire
text, Google explained in the statement.
Still, Google is copying entire works into its database. "It’s not
what’s delivered to the PC user that’s the copyright issue, it’s the
fact that they have copied the entire work in the first place," said
Ross. "I don’t see fair use."
Google also points to a paper issued by Jonathan Band, an
intellectual property lawyer, who cites potentially relevant cases.
In one, a company was allowed to make copies of images on Web sites
and offer them in smaller, lower quality form because such a format
doesn’t alleviate the need for the higher-quality originals.
Similarly, rather than erode the potential for authors to sell books,
Google argues the program will encourage sales. "This ability to
introduce millions of users to millions of titles can only expand the
market for authors’ books, which is precisely what copyright law is
intended to foster," the statement said.
Google is working with University of Michigan, Harvard University,
Stanford University, The New York Public Library and Oxford
University to scan all or part of their books into the Google Print
database.
The lawsuit was filed in a New York federal court. The three writers
named in the suit in addition to the Authors Guild are Herbert
Mitgang, a former New York Times writer and book author, Betty Miles,
a children’s book author and Daniel Hoffman, a poet and author.
http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/09/21/googleprint/index.php=
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komninos zervos
lecturer, CyberStudies major
School of Arts
Griffith University
Room 3.25 Multimedia Building G23
Gold Coast Campus
Parkwood
PMB 50 Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Australia
Phone 07 5552 8872 Fax 07 5552 8141
http://www.gu.edu.au/ppages/k_zervos
http://users.bigpond.net.au/mangolegs
http://spokenword.blog-city.com
"Our Workplace Rights are NOT for sale.

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Re: titles


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