Everyone loves a good pile-on: lessons from another online crisis
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Everyone loves a good pile-on: lessons from another online crisis

Five key learnings from an online crisis surrounding Hot 89.9′s unlicensed use of a copyrighted photograph.

Conference Saturdays: The $8 billion iPod
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Conference Saturdays: The $8 billion iPod

There are many TED Talks which force audience members to think more analytically about the information we’re provided. Derek Sivers (I’m likely to feature one of his talks in a future Conference Saturday) is particularly adept at helping his audiences recognize their context is very different from others’. Does that make one wrong and the […]

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.

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 […]

What does ‘non-commercial use’ mean to you?
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What does ‘non-commercial use’ mean to you?

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). […]

CMCC: Not in our names
By October 22, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

CMCC: Not in our names

Just as the Entertainment Industries Summit begins in Toronto, I received a press release from the Canadian Music Creators Coalition (CMCC) that responds to two events of recent weeks: the US$222,000 judgement against Minnesota mother of two, Jammie Thomas, for the downloading of US$25 worth of music; and the Canadian government’s plans to make copyright […]

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