Archive for January 22nd, 2009

Liberals Unveil New Shadow Cabinet

Two months after naming their last shadow cabinet, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff today unveiled a revised (and slimmed down) shadow cabinet.  The opposition critics in the two areas with the strongest link to technology issues have changed – the new Liberal opposition critic for Industry, Science and Technology is Mark […]

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January 22, 2009 1 comment News

NFB Makes Films Free Online

The CBC reports that the National Film Board of Canada has launched a new project that makes over 700 films freely available online.  The site is part of a $1.3 million digitization project.

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January 22, 2009 10 comments Must Reads

TVA’s Freelance Contract Generates Criticism

Steve Proulx (via Fagstein and Creators' Copyright) points to Quebecor's new agreement for magazine freelancers that not only demands exclusive rights, but retroactive rights to any previously submitted work.  It is worth repeating that it is contract, not copyright law, that frequently presents the bigger problem for creators.

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January 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Information Commissioner Calls for Greater Government Transparency

Canada's Information Commissioner Robert Marleau has called on the government to follow the U.S. model by making more documents available under Access to Information.  Marleau says that there is a clear increase in time extensions and the use of exemptions.

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January 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and Social Media

Brendan Hodgson has an interesting post on the rapid online response to the recent US Airways crash, including a short video that shows the remarkable creation of a Wikipedia entry.

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January 22, 2009 3 comments Must Reads