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Posts on ‘February 9th, 2006’

Your Rights, Being Bartered Away in Global Forum

James Love: A UN/WIPO Plan to Regulate Distribution of Information on the Internet. But what the broadcasters and the webcasters really want has nothing to do with protecting copyrighted works. They want to “own” the content of what they transmit, even when they are not the creative party, and even if they can’t acquire such […]

CBC's Important Experiment

MediaShift: CBC Offers Moderated Forum for Every Precinct. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC), which is Canada’s national public broadcaster, tried to solve these problems during the recent national election campaign, which ended with the Conservative Party triumph on January 23. CBC launched an ambitious project called Riding Talk with 308 moderated forums on its website […]

Harvard Talk Next Monday Evening

I’ll be giving a talk on Monday, Feb. 13 at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. It’s the first in a series of conversations on citizen media this winter and spring at the University. Here’s a summary for Monday’s talk: As technology collides […]

Digital Communities Awards Open for Submissions

ARS Electronica, in its annual “International Competition for CyberArts,” has opened submissions for its “Digital Communities” category. This is open to political, social, and cultural projects, initiatives, groups, and scenes from all over the world utilizing digital technology to better society and assume social responsibility. It is meant to recognize the initiators and propagators of […]