Ontario Privacy Commissioner Cavoukian on Lawful Access
October 31, 2011
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Episode 161: Canadian Chamber of Commerce President Perrin Beatty on Why the Government’s Bill C-18 Motion Establishes a Dangerous, Undemocratic Precedent
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- The Government’s Fishing Expedition: Why the Bill C-18 Motion Establishes a Dangerous Precedent For Those Who Dare to Oppose Legislation
Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era (University of Ottawa Press, 2015)
The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law (University of Ottawa Press, 2013)
From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (Irwin Law, 2010)
In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law (Irwin Law, 2005) .
Of course it’s a misleading term, just like Digital “Rights” (restrictions) Management, “Trusted” (treacherous) Computing, “Intellectual Property”, “Piracy”, “Theft”, “Copyright Theft”, Copyright/Patent “Protection”, “Intellectual Property Rights”, “Genuine Software”, and on and on.
Using deceptive, illogical, and plain stupid terms and euphemisms have been quite commonplace in regards to restricting, punishing, and surveilling citizens using the Internet.
Eric is correct. In the “professional” world they always use fancy words to make the harsh sound less harsh. George Carlin brought up a great example in an act about how Shell Shock has evolved through Battle Fatigue, Operational Exhaustion, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and now Combat Stress Reaction.
Fancying up the harsh truth with soft words to make the bad seem not so bad.