Anyone who pays attention to the current copyright debate has heard the claims that Canada is a hot bed for movie piracy. For a different perspective take a look at this video from Michael Geist and Daniel Albahary. Putting Canadian “Piracy” in Perspective
Arrived in Ottawa today for OLS. Managed to get in early enough to make it over to the new (2005?) Canadian War Museum. Unfortunately, there was only two hours left before close. Two hours was not nearly long enough to do the museum justice. Even if you have been to the previous war museum you […]
During the latest episode of CBC’s excellent national science program Quirks and Quarks (podcast) there was mention of www.sciencefunding.ca. There are some interesting documents available on that site which discuss how science is funded in Canada. The letter in this document (2005) gives some background. Also, this week’s Quirks and Quarks is the 30th anniversary […]
Just before the last federal election the world found out how cozy some federal politicians involved in copyright reform were with special interest groups. Despite the change of government, it appears little has changed. Oda and the Copyright Pledge CRIA’s Lobby Effort: The Untold Story Michael Geist deserves a lot of credit for not letting […]
CBC has recently made some of its excellent radio programming available as podcasts. You can see the list of podcasts here. Of particular note is Dispatches. This program offers short radio documentaries from reporters all over the world. The perspectives offered in these documentaries form a sharp contrast with the simplistic reporting that usually constitutes […]
Feds Face Digital Crossroads by Charlie Angus, NDP Heritage Critic. Wow, a federal politician that understands the problems in copyright reform. Bonus link: Rocking in free world
Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian MP and Liberal leadership hopeful, gave a speech at Ottawa University on March 30, 2006 called Canada in the World. I found the text version of the speech surprisingly engaging. For more background on Ignatieff see the Wikipedia article about him. Both he and his family have quite an interesting history.