The New Yorker's James Surowiecki places the spotlight on the USTR policy of exporting IP.
Archive for May 7th, 2007
The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda now says that her riding association submitted an inaccurate report to Elections Canada. Oda blamed a clerical error for the fact that the report did not indicate that contributions from broadcast executives were returned after a fundraiser was cancelled […]
Ian Kerr on South Korea's recent announcement that it is developing ethical guidelines for robots.
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines the recent controversy associated with Facebook, including student suspensions for postings and the Ontario government decision to ban access to the site for thousands of bureaucrats and elected officials. I argue that while the merits of Facebook is open to debate – some love it, others hate it, and many simply do not understand what the fuss is about – there should be no debating the fact that many of these policy responses are unnecessary, knee-jerk reactions to an emerging social phenomenon that is poorly understood.
The recent backlash against Facebook has generally on centered around two concerns – derogatory comments and workplace productivity (ironically missing the real sources of concern such as the privacy impact of posting deeply personal information).
Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 7, 2007 as Let's Face It, Facebook is Here To Stay Facebook, the enormously popular social media website, has attracted a remarkable amount of attention in recent weeks. On the heels of several high profile cases of student suspensions for posting negative comments […]
- The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 100: David Vaver With a Masterclass on Copyright and User Rights
- The Liberal Election Platform: Government Picks Internet Regulation Over Internet Affordability
- The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 99: “They Just Seemed Not to Listen to Any of Us” – Cynthia Khoo on the Canadian Government’s Online Harms Consultation
- The Conservative Election Platform: Freedom of Expression Commitment Tainted By Support for Payments for Links, Restrictions on Fair Dealing
- The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 98: Kim Nayyer on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Landmark Access Copyright v. York University Copyright Ruling