Tag Archives: intellectual property

Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus entry 3: What responsible public consultations look like, and why the Quayside consultations are not that

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here As a former federal parliamentary committee staffer, who has helped organize my fair share of consultations and who has written many reports on said consultations, it’s been professionally painful witnessing … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Bonus entry 2: On poorly designed consultations, conflicts of interest, cheating on the test, and getting to know your business partner

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here A quick follow-up to Tuesday’s post regarding the, shall we say, haphazard consultation process Waterfront Toronto has convened around Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan. Way back then, some … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 4: Sidewalk Labs’ Project Vision

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here Reading Sidewalk Labs’ Project Vision document – essentially an extended excerpt from its submission to Waterfront Toronto’s Request for Proposals – alongside Waterfront Toronto’s RFP brought to mind several thoughts. … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 3: Sidewalk Labs CEO Project Vision Open Letter

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here Before getting to the meat of Sidewalk Labs’ original response to the RFP, it’s worth noting that what they’ve released is accompanied by a letter from Sidewalk Labs CEO Daniel … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 2: Waterfront Toronto’s Original Request for Proposals

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here I’ve previously written, with Zachary Spicer, about the problems with Waterfront Toronto’s original Request for Proposals, namely that they outsourced the decision-making about data and intellectual property to the Google … Continue reading

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New book: Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World

I‘m happy to announce the publication of Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World: Understanding Power Structures in the 21st Century. It’s co-edited by Natasha Tusikov, Kate Henne and me. You can buy it now! And if you go … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan, Entry 1: The 2018 Auditor General of Ontario Report

Previous Master Innovation and Development Plan liveblog entries available here I highly recommend the Auditor General’s Waterfront Toronto report for those of you looking to understand how we ended up with Sidewalk Labs’ controversial smart city proposal. What emerges from … Continue reading

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