Monthly Archives: March 2010

Get you ACTA text, right here!

I’m editing one of my dissertation case studies so I don’t have time to look at it right now, but, for your reading pleasure, here’s a leaked copy of the text of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), dated January 18 … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Keynesian during a snowfall

From the Globe and Mail’s Mark MacKinnon, visual evidence of how China is applying at least part of John Maynard Keynes’ advice about using government spending to stimulate the economy in a recession. Says Keynes in the General Theory: “To … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Almost understanding teh Interwebs (progress!)

Credit where credit is due: After complaining a few weeks ago about Michael Valpy’s confusing story in the Globe and Mail on the political effects of Facebook, it’s nice to see Ivor Tossell’s spot-on critique of why Prime Minister Stephen … Continue reading

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ACTA: History repeating itself?

So the European Parliament has voted 663-13 against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) (h/t BoingBoing). Could this be a turning point in the negotiations? The whole situation does seem to have some similarities to the French reticence that sunk the … Continue reading

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ACTA: All Global Treaties are Local

A nice reminder, courtesy of Michael Geist , that the battle over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is going to get messier the more that groups directly affected by but excluded from the talks are heard and, most importantly, are … Continue reading

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News flash: Canadian broadband great, says paper owned by ISP

I thought there was something off in the story in the Globe and Mail (a division of CTV Globemedia, owned in part by the same company that owns Sympatico) by Leonard Waverman and Kalyan Dasgupta about how Canadian broadband access … Continue reading

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