Changing your relationship with control
By June 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Changing your relationship with control

Give up control. That’s a refrain I’ve often heard in conversations about the relationship organizations should have with their brand in the age of digital communication. I was reminded of that when I read the story of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) being heavy-handed in their protection of the […]

When you’re holding a hammer…
By December 14, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

When you’re holding a hammer…

Digital culture is a strange animal for some organizations. In fact, it seems the organizations that struggle most with social networking are hamstrung by digital engagement and relationship building. They fail to realize social etiquette hasn’t changed, just the places where its practiced. That’s why it’s particularly surprising an organization which claims to understand digital […]

Johanna Blakley’s lessons from fashion’s free culture
By May 27, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Johanna Blakley’s lessons from fashion’s free culture

This TED talk by Johanna Blakley is a perfect example of why we should all look outside our own interests, professions and industries to learn to be more innovative.

A standing ovation for RiP: A remix manifesto
By March 28, 2009 7 Comments Read More →

A standing ovation for RiP: A remix manifesto

It wasn’t until the end credits finished rolling at the Ottawa premiere of RiP: A remix manifesto that the audience at the Mayfair Theatre gave the film a roaring round of applause that grew… and grew… and eventually became a standing ovation.  The audience wasn’t just being polite, the end credits were packed with attribution […]

Copyright Culture and Documentary Films
By February 13, 2009 1 Comments Read More →

Copyright Culture and Documentary Films

The University of Ottawa Torys Technology Law Speaker Series will be hosting a panel discussion on copyright law, fair dealing and fair use for the documentary film community next week. One specific sentence in the session description caught my eye: If properly implemented in practice, the fair dealing doctrine can facilitate access to the raw […]

Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download
By June 30, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

Canadian Podcast Legal Guide available for download

The Canadian Podcasting Legal Guide was unveiled by Andy Kaplan-Myrth and Kathi Simmons at Podcasters Across Borders and is now available for download (in html and pdf) from the Creative Commons Canada site. The presentation by Andy and Kathi will be available for download on the Canadian Podcast Buffet in the next two weeks.

Why I want Michael Geist to speak at PAB
By February 17, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Why I want Michael Geist to speak at PAB

I have been catching up on my blog reading over the last few days (I fell behind sometime in late 2006). I’ve made huge progress. In the process, I have been reminded why I want to have Michael Geist speak at Podcasters Across Borders. Actually, there are many reasons. Two of the posts that I […]

Making sense of the “Pod” debate
By September 27, 2006 2 Comments Read More →

Making sense of the “Pod” debate

With the publication of the controversial cease and decist letter from Apple to Infostructure Solutions earlier this week on wired.com, we are now able to take a more rational look at the reasons behind the letter. One sentence in particular caught my eye. …Apple is concerned that certain uses of PODCAST READY and MYPODDER by […]

Rotten Apple
By September 24, 2006 0 Comments Read More →

Rotten Apple

By issuing cease and desist orders for the use of the word Pod (note Pod, not iPod), Apple is earning its reputation as a tyrant.  What a shame, particularly since it had done such great work plugging itself into the social media community. For your consideration, here are just some of the brands with Pod […]

CIPPIC to create FAQ on WIPO broadcast treaty
By September 18, 2006 2 Comments Read More →

CIPPIC to create FAQ on WIPO broadcast treaty

I have learned that the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) is working on a FAQ about the proposed WIPO broadcast treaty.  I will post a link when the FAQ is made public.

More information on the “anti-podcasting” treaty
By September 13, 2006 0 Comments Read More →

More information on the “anti-podcasting” treaty

I was a bit disappointed in Cory Doctorow’s September 9th post, URGENT: Podcasters act now to stop anti-podcasting UN treaty! While he provided a quick explanation of the problem and links to some of the efforts to stop the treaty, there was a noticeable absence of links to the source material. This is one example […]

Cory Doctorow’s post about the UN anti-podcasting treaty
By September 10, 2006 1 Comments Read More →

Cory Doctorow’s post about the UN anti-podcasting treaty

Michael Bell sent me an email to let me know about a BoingBoing entry by Cory Doctorow.  The post suggests an urgent need to protest an impending UN anti-podcasting treaty. Other than having read the post, I don’t know anything about it.  If I find out anything, I’ll post about it.