Tagged: culture


The Dark Age Netherlands

“This not only applies to all the production houses for theatres, half of the orchestras, the Muziekcentrum Nederland (formed in a recent merger), the Foundation Art and Public Domain (SKOR), renowned exhibition spaces and research facilities for visual art such as De Appel, but also to the entirely new media sector with its internationally acclaimed […]

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Unissons nos voix

Nouveau site politique en ligne ce matin, Unissons nos voix permet à 50 personnes (et à d’autre de s’y ajouter) de prendre parole et donner leur opinion sur ce que devrait être notre pays. Super belle idée, de très beaux vidéos, des intentions louables et un projet complètement bénévole. Je doit quand même ajouter quelques […]

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To be creative is, in fact, Canadian

Every single one of those people is an “ordinary person.” Mr. Harper’s idea of an ordinary person is that of an envious hater without a scrap of artistic talent or creativity or curiosity, and no appreciation for anything that’s attractive or beautiful. My idea of an ordinary person is quite different. Human beings are creative […]

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Harper coupe encore dans la culture

Harper coupe encore dans la culture et cette fois ça touche un morceau important de la scène web/techno (et plus) à Montréal, en effet ces coupes vont causer un manque à gagner de 400K à 900K$ pour la SAT. Est-ce que cette décision peut être changée? Est-ce que le gouvernement Québécois va ramasser la balle? […]

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Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform

A who’s who of powerful companies and business associations have banded together to push for less restrictive copyright reform, driving a stake into the heart of the federal government’s argument for its new copyright bill.—Business coalition opposes harsh copyright reform

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Geist On Strombo

Love those guys! Michael Geist appeared on Strombo to talk about Fair Copyright for Canada. Not much new info if you’ve been following the issue but still worth a watch.

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Letter to Prentice

Done. Hugh has a great model for a letter to Jim Prentice about his misguided plans for a Copyright Act. Please print, sign and send or at least email this to the Minister of Industry. [Update] Also go join the Facebook Fair Copyright group.

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US Copyright Bullshit

If you have any interest at all in copyright, public domain, innovation and Canada then you must read Howard Knopf’s post which states that Canada’s copyright law is stronger and better than U.S.’s. The upcoming copyright revision that might be proposed by our government before christmas is looking more and more like it’s going to […]

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Canada’s Digital Info Strategy Stuck in an Analog World

The strategy makes for sobering reading – Canada may have once been a world-leader in Internet access, yet today it finds itself years behind other countries in developing a clearly focused strategy to link digital access with digital information. Most of our major trading partners, including the United States, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and […]

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Zag

Zag by Marty Neumeier was recommended by Éric and he was right, fantastic book. Veryyyy quick read, loads of great examples and interesting tips. Mostly good for new projects and companies but anyone branding something can find some good info in there. Neumeier wants to teach to reader how to “zag” when others are “zigging”, […]

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Canadian Culture and Data Issues

As happens regularly, Michael Geist is writing up a storm and I can barely keep up just reading it in between everything else. A few things you shouldn’t miss: Canadian Cultural Policy Must Adapt to an Internet World As the importance of the Internet and new media grows, the Canadian cultural strategy must surely adapt […]

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