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Google & the World Brain February 26th

Submitted by martha on February 12, 2014 – 2:01pm Please join us on Februrary 26th at 6:30 pm UBC Robson Square for a screening of Google & the World Brain followed by a discussion of the Google Books case. RSVP here: http://marketing.cstudies.ubc.ca/tmap/1402-email-world-brain.html Google & World Brain Poster

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Raincity Rap – Industry Panel

Submitted by martha on September 11, 2013 – 7:46am http://www.miscellaneousproductions.ca  

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The Artist As User: the Problem with UGC in the new Copyright Act

Submitted by martha on August 6, 2013 – 1:04pm As I am preparing my course Cultural Production & the Law. I am setting aside a class to discuss user generated content. A refrain from anyone who has heard me speak knows that I do not see the utility of this provision. In Teresa Scassa’s article: […]

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Digital Utopia? EVGENY MOROZOV IN VANCOUVER

Submitted by martha on July 9, 2013 – 6:09pm On August 8th, the ALO and our community partners will be hosting Evgeny Morozov in Vancouver: Digital. Utopia? The author of The Net Delusion :The Dark Side of Internet Freedom and To Save Everything, Click here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism will be in Vancouver.

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DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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Submitted by martha on April 18, 2013 – 4:54pm Of special interest at this year’s DOXA Film Festival is:  Google and the World. Ben Lewis, Spain/UK, 2012, 89 mins WEDNESDAY MAY 8 | 7:00 PM | PLAYHOUSE In 2002, Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library. […]

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Are we too smart for our own good?

Submitted by martha on March 7, 2013 – 9:00am The more I read of Evgeny Morozov the more I want to talk to him. I encourage anyone paying attention to do the same. His latest is here. And an excerpt: From smart cars to smart glasses, “smart” is Silicon Valley’s shorthand for transforming present-day social […]

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PLEI FOR NON PROFITS

Submitted by martha on February 26, 2013 – 3:39pm A Public Legal Education Project for BC’s Non-Profits and Charities: PLEI for Non-Profits The Artists Legal Outreach Society and The People’s Law School are pleased to announce that they have joined forces to collaborate on “PLEI for Non-Profits”, a joint project funded by the Law Foundation […]

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Is the Commons Creative?

Submitted by martha on December 2, 2012 – 12:37pm I have been revisiting my statement to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11. In April I attended Innovate/Activate in Berkeley awash with posters for Kony 2012. I went to I/A priarily as it drew from a wide range of those whose focus is on the public […]

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Bill C-11 – Next Steps

Submitted by martha on March 20, 2012 – 10:13am The clause by clause is complete and there is now an amended Bill C-11. Sadly the amendments do not address the many concerns that I, and many creators and educators I know, have about the impact of C-11. I have read a good amount of commentary […]

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Legislative Committee on Bill C-11: Text of Statement

Submitted by martha on March 9, 2012 – 11:51am March 7: Presentation to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 My name is Martha Rans and I am the Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach and Education Society(ALO) in Vancouver. I am a lawyer who has been advising artists for more than 18 years. The […]

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