Archive for March 22nd, 2007

The Clinton Ad and Fair Dealing

The hot video of the week is the remarkable mash-up of the Apple 1984 advertisement, which in its new incarnation stars Hillary Clinton and promotes Barack Obama.  The video has been viewed more than two million times and received considerable mainstream media news coverage.  An Associated Press story caught my […]

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March 22, 2007 4 comments News

Russell Smith on Copyright

The Globe and Mail's Russell Smith has a column today that focuses on copyright and growing willingness of creators to adopt more flexible copyright approaches with their work.  The column hits many of the right notes, including the conclusion that "this doesn't mean the end of all intellectual property; it […]

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March 22, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“How I Became A Music Pirate”

The Consumerist with an all-too-common story on the interaction between music fans and the music industry.

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March 22, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

MIT Drops Subscriptions Due to DRM Demands

MIT Libraries have cancelled access to an online database after the publisher demanded that users download a DRM plugin (hat tip – Open Access News).

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March 22, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Whois Policy Reform Advances

The Associated Press reports this week on ICANN developments involving the Whois reform.  The Whois database, which displays domain name registrant information including names, addresses, phone numbers, postal and email addresses, has been the subject of years of debate within ICANN as many in the Internet community have expressed concerns […]

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March 22, 2007 7 comments News