Steve's Blog – February 2012 Archive (15)

Big Music Companies Trying to Buy Bill C-11

Canadian Music Industry Takes Aim At Google, Facebook, Reddit & Tech Startups With Bill C-11 Demands

Wednesday February 29, 2012
by Michael Geist

In addition to these demands, the industry wants to remove the extension of fair dealing to cover parody or…

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Added by Steve on February 29, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Big Music Companies Trying to Buy Bill C-11

Canadian Music Industry Takes Aim At Google, Facebook, Reddit & Tech Startups With Bill C-11 Demands

Wednesday February 29, 2012
by Michael Geist

In addition to these demands, the industry wants to remove the extension of fair…

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Added by Steve on February 29, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

What Good is the Internet Anyway?

The people in the public relations industry aren't there for the fun of it. They're doing work. They're trying to instill the right values. In fact, they have a conception of what democracy ought to be: It ought to be a system in which the specialized class is trained to work in the service of the masters, the…

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Added by Steve on February 28, 2012 at 2:37am — No Comments

Why People Without Medical Insurance Deserve to Die

Americans are way ahead of Canada in their swing to the Right. The problem is that our own leader, Stephen Harper, if not outright copying their agenda, is at least using it to make Canada into a more controlled, less Democratic, state. This is the black hole at the end of his tunnel:…

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Added by Steve on February 18, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Bill C-30 Stumbles Over Pile of Tweets

Toews surprised by content of online surveillance bill

Minister finds humour in #TellVicEverything Twitter campaign

Posted: Feb 18, 2012 1:08 PM ET

Last Updated: Feb…

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Added by Steve on February 18, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Stephen Harper's Canada is not My Canada

Justin Trudeau on the values of the Harper Government of Canada.

Not the Canadian Government: that is comprised of the people of Canada and respects their ideas and it has been muzzled by Harper's policy of stifling Parliament.

Not the Conservative Party: there are many good people sitting in Conservative seats, even though the important positions have been filled by ill-qualified…

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Added by Steve on February 14, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Bill C-51 Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act Returns from the Crypt

Bill C-51, Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act, will be re-introduced in Parliament on Monday as Bill C-30. It was part of the Omnibus Bill but it was withdrawn…

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Added by Steve on February 11, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Bill C11 Gives your Internet Freedom Away

Michael Geist on Strombo Soapbox about Bill C11, currently before Parliament and about to be sent to committee:

Michael Geist on Canada's Digital Policy (1…

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Added by Steve on February 11, 2012 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

BC's Huge Gamble - Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline

BC's Huge Gamble - Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline(10 min.)

Some very beautiful scenery here.

Added by Steve on February 10, 2012 at 12:58pm — No Comments

What happened to Harper’s opposition?

What happened to Harper’s opposition?

Globe and Mail Update
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Added by Steve on February 6, 2012 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

The Return of Lawful Access

The Return of Lawful Access

Like zombies returning again and again from the grave, the Harper Government of Canada, this time spearheaded by Vic Toews will once more attempt to gain control over the Canadian internet. Hiding under the guise of fighting crime, child porn and now music piracy, the law they want to enact goes far beyond the measures needed to make a valid response to these issues.…

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Added by Steve on February 6, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Study of the Conservative Mind

Since the Government has decided to attack Seniors, a turnabout is only fair play.



Studies of the Conservative Mind

New…

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Added by Steve on February 3, 2012 at 7:42am — 1 Comment

The End of Cheap Everything

An article in The Tyee that gives a different perspective; postulating that our economy is based on an energy bubble.

Opinion

Is Canada Ignoring Signs of a Coming Economic Collapse?

Two experts lecturing in Vancouver warn resource-rich nations aren't immune.

By: By Justin Ritchie, 1…

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Added by Steve on February 1, 2012 at 5:51pm — 1 Comment

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