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 swearing in of Barak Obama as President of the United States, today, has brought with it many changes that haven’t enjoyed the publicity they deserve. Perhaps things would be different if this were a slow news day. Thanks to Andy Kaplan-Myrth for bringing this to my attention. From the newly launched whitehouse.gov website, comes [...]
Creative Commons is conducting a study of what ‘non-commercial use’ of a creative work means to people. I was involved in a discussion on this topic some time ago when Bob Goyetche and I learned that podcast.com was applying advertising to our our content on their site (see Is podcast.com making money from your podcast). [...]
I was a (small) part of an email exchange on the topic of how Facebook policies affect your corporate logo should you decide to put it on that site. It was Robin Browne who had kicked off the discussion and I deferred to Andy Kaplan-Myrth of the University of Ottawa Law and Technology program for [...]
The latest issue of Podcast User Magazine includes a photo of me, taken by Steve Garfield, as the header for my Defining Moments column. While I submitted the photo as a candidate for the header, I didn’t expect it to run without a credit. More importantly, use of the photo without clearing it with Steve [...]