Whenever Michael Geist starts in about “separating fiction from fact”, you know that you better fasten your seatbelt because the truth is about to have a bumpy flight. The Canadian Parliament is considering major changes to its copyright law at the moment in the form of a new copyright bill (“Bill C-32”). The new law […]
The Reel Challenge is back! Canadian film makers check it out at Reel Challenge.
Staff picks Les Savy Fav @lessavyfav Joe Worricker Glo @glogroup Jeff The Brotherhood Small Black
Lessig (EFF board member): “What we [copyfighters] want to tell Hollywood is get over it….They want to break the Internet….We don’t have to change the essential character of the Internet to protect this one tiny industry.” I find great value in my email subscription from the AmeriKat, it’s an easy way to find out what the […]
For those watching how the rich get richer, you may have noticed that Senator Ron Wyden was cooing to Ed Black of the CCIA, a lobbying group of which Google is a member, about how evil is the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeiting Act. Senator Wyden is from Oregon. You may ask yourself what is a […]
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In case you only read Declan McCullough’s column in CNET, a big part of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeiting Act is to stop thieves who are propped up by US adserving companies–like Google, a familiar name around the McCullough household. (Which may explain why the usual suspects are pitching a fit.) Another surprise to the […]
Outstanding piece by MTP favorite Colleen Doran (author of “A Distant Soil”) in The Hill: “The Real Victims of Online Piracy.”
The most encouraging news for artists and innovation in a generation. We are all indebted to the foresight and courage of the Committee and particularly Senators Leahy and Hatch.
Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Geographic and Local Services, Google, Inc.: “[When] we roll[ed] out Google Finance, we did put the Google link first. It seems only fair right, we do all the work for the search page and all these other things, so we do put it first… That has actually been our policy, since then, […]