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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.