Vice: Canada's Internet sucks and the government has no real plan to improve it

Our digital future looks pretty pathetic. Check out our own Chris Malmo's unflinching account of the failures of the government's Digital Canada 150.

Article by Chris Malmo for Vice

Remember back in college when you had an overdue paper to write for a class you didn’t really seem to care much about? Did you ever just “repurpose” a decent paper you’d already written last year, sprinkle in a few new items so it’s not plagiarism (it’s not, amiright?), and hand that shit in on your way to the liquor store? Well, you’re in good company, because this is exactly what the government of Canada has just done with its new Digital Canada 150 Strategy. Read more »

Please Share: Our image about SOPA back from the grave

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U.S. President Barack Obama has picked Robert Holleyman, who led efforts to pass the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), to help lead the effort to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

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Globe and Mail: Do Canadians really want Big Telecom to crowd out the alternatives?

How will the CBC stay relevant in a media climate increasingly dominated by arrogant Big Telecom giants? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Article by John Doyle for The Globe and Mail

Who wants to talk about the post-hockey CBC? Read more »

National Post: The U.S.-style copyright trolls have their sights set on Canada

The Canadian government is government is pushing forward a double whammy of legislation that could significantly undermine our privacy. Bills C-13 and S-4 threaten to introduce U.S.-style copyright trolling in Canada, allowing telecom companies to share your private information with law enforcement and even private companies without any court oversight. Are you worried about the privacy implications of these bills?

Article by Justin Ling for The National Post

You might want to think twice about downloading a pirated copy of the new Captain America movie — or any other film — thanks to a new federal piece of legislation that was quietly tabled in the Senate this week. Read more »

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