Monthly Archives: April 2012

On the move

I’m very happy to announce that in July I will be joining the Department of Political Science at Brock University as an Assistant Professor. (As my brother suggested, I’ve clarified that my actual title is not Assistant to the Professor.) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Metaphor slinging, ends and means: Yet another plea for a rational copyright debate

While slogging through my Google Reader backlog this morning, I came across this interesting Ars Technica post on “metaphor slinging” in the Copyright Wars. You know: is it “infringement” or is it “theft”? Asher Hawkins reminds us that people have been … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Canada, Mexico and the TPP: The IP fun continues!

Canada may have just all-but-passed a copyright-reform bill that’s been over a decade in the making, but more intellectual-property changes could be coming down the pike, for it and Mexico, thanks to the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade, etc. negotiations between the United … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged

Lessons from Canada’s decade of copyright reform, or the limits to grassroots protest movements

(Somehow I forgot to post this back when C-11 actually passed the Committee stage back on March 15. Still, better late than never…) So Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act*, has finally passed the House of Commons committee stage: only … Continue reading

Posted in C-11, Canadian copyright, Facebook activism, SOPA, WIPO Internet treaties | 2 Comments