Category Archives: Facebook activism

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

So why did Canada cave to the U.S. on copyright?

If there were any remaining doubts about the role that the United States has played in convincing Canada to change its position on how to implement the World Intellectual Property Organization Internet treaties, last week’s dump of the remaining (unredacted) … Continue reading

Posted in Canada-US relations, Canadian copyright, Facebook activism, WikiLeaks

Understanding Facebook activism in two easy steps

After reading Michael Valpy’s confusing article on the political effectiveness of Facebook in this morning’s Globe and Mail, I have to wonder if reporters will ever get their minds around exactly what Facebook is. Judging from Valpy’s interview with a … Continue reading

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Facebook Activism, Redux

The blogosphere and pundits are all atwitter over the Facebook group, Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament, trying to figure out what it means that over 80,000 people have signed up to this group in only a few days (it had only … Continue reading

Posted in Facebook activism, Proroguing Parliament; Canadian Copyright