Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Governmental and regulatory affairs (excluding the CRTC)

Everything is Data – Disruptive Response

Copies of this article will be sent to ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly. A request will be made to the CRTC that this article be published alongside our other submissions during Telecom Notice of … Continue reading

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Everything is Data

This post has been updated on April 15, 2016. Last year, the CRTC launched Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2015-134 – Basic Telecommunications Services with the goal of finding out what’s wrong with Canada’s Internet and try to fix it. … Continue reading

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Our phone has been disconnected (fixed)

Note: the phone line has been restored. You can now reach us at our original number. Because of a major screw-up between two competing phone companies, our office no longer has any phone service. Until this problem is fixed, you … Continue reading

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The Canadian Content

This is a short film about the problems with Canadian television, and how we can fix them. It was presented as an intervention at the CRTC’s “Let’s Talk TV” hearings on September 19th 2014 at Gatineau, Quebec. The video received … Continue reading

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The UBB Deception – Internet Surveillance

This pre-release video is for an upcoming campaign by OpenMedia against the Canadian government’s plan to include “Lawful Access” legislation in the upcoming Crime Omnibus Bill, which would allow law enforcement officials to gather information about a person’s activities on … Continue reading

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Recent Odds and Ends

Here are a few recent items of interest. The recent CRTC decision on Usage Based Billing or UBB definitely affects us. Essentially, UBB is a way for large incumbent telecommunications companies such as Bell to impose an abusive pay-per-usage scheme … Continue reading

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Film Schools and Intellectual Property Rights

There’s something on my mind that’s been bugging me for quite some time now. It’s well known that as a condition of enrollment, many film schools require that all students surrender the intellectual property rights of all their submitted works … Continue reading

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