Archive for February 5th, 2008

Technology Plays Key Role in Obama Success Story

My weekly law and technology column (Toronto Star version, Vancouver Sun version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) turns to the U.S. Presidential primaries, which is in full swing with millions of Americans ready to vote today in the "Super Tuesday" group of state primaries.  The surprise of the campaign thus far has been the emergence of Democratic Senator Barack Obama, who is battling Senator Hillary Clinton for his party’s nomination.  Obama has garnered strong support from younger demographics – particularly those aged 18 to 30 – who pundits argue are drawn to his emphasis on change.  Somewhat overlooked, however, has been the role that technology has played in Obama’s success.  In fact, he has actively courted the youth vote more than any other candidate both by embracing the use of technology as well as by prioritizing technology policy issues.

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February 5, 2008 8 comments Columns

Tech Law Column in the Vancouver Sun

I am delighted to report that the Vancouver Sun, the largest paper in Vancouver, has picked up my weekly law and technology column.  The column will run in the business section each Tuesday.

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February 5, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Facebook’s Million Voices Against FARC

While the growth of Fair Copyright for Canada has been a good story in Canada as the group is about to pass 40,000 members, the Christian Science Monitor has a remarkable story about the One Million Voices Against FARC Facebook group that has grown to 270,000 members in one month […]

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February 5, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Michigan Surpasses Million Digitized Books

The University of Michigan has announced that is has passed the million mark in its digitization initiative.

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February 5, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Technology Plays Key Role in Obama Success Story

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 4, 2008 as How Obama Using Tech to Triumph Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on February 5, 2008 as Groundbreaking Use of Technology Central to Obama's Success Appeared in the Vancouver Sun on February 5, 2008 as Technology Plays Key Role in Obama […]

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February 5, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive