Web Regulation Hearings Raise Questions

After ten years of refraining from involvement, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has turned its sights again on the Internet – not just to regulate data traffic, but arguably to regulate the creation of online content itself. Having…

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Harvesting From the Network

As autumn approaches minds turn to harvests, turkey and reasons to give thanks, so I’ve asked my assistant, Tanaz Irani to gather us a bunch of ideas…! On how to monetize social networks Social Networking & the Power of Millions…

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Liquid Audio, Liquid World

Moses Avalon has written a short but well-reasoned defence of copyright entitled “Da Vinci On a Necktie.” Speaking about the “RIAA/ISP war” over music and how it should be delivered and consumed, Avalon sees copyright in terms of preventing the…

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Net Neutrality and P2P Throttling

Bandwagons are easy to jump onto. “Net neutrality” is one of them. The idea is that a neutral communications medium is essential to our society – that allowing broadband carriers to control what people see and do online will fundamentally…

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The 360 Deal: Bands as Brands

The music industry has become of late, unabashedly about selling products. Formerly, 10 or 15 years ago, there used to be more pretense to artistry. Many if not most bands would eschew “selling out.” It was not only seen as…

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