Industry & Medium Regulation in a Digital Age

UNESCO Convention Roundtable Video

The video of my short presentation on “Relevance for Creative Digitization & the Internet” at the “Roundtable on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions – Impacts and Implications of the UNESCO Convention Ten Years After and Ten Years Ahead: The View From BC” at Simon Fraser University, February 25, 2014 has been posted and can be […]

Not that you need to see more of me or anything…

At the end of the Week 12 slides I briefly did a recap of some slides from a keynote presentation I gave to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Media & Communications Law Conference in 2011. Those slides touch on the theme of how to nurture the freedoms that result in creativity with a desire […]

Mar. 10 Presentation Materials

In advance of my presentation on net neutrality tomorrow, some light watching materials: [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] [youtube][/youtube] This should give you an entertaining overview of the net neutrality debate as it currently stands in the US. I’ll cover most of this briefly at the beginning of my presentation – my main goal was to post a video of the […]

Slides from “Impacts & Implications of the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions”

Spoke at this conference at SFU downtown on Wednesday February 25, 2015. My slides as well as a PDF of the 2005 UNESCO Convention can be found below. jon

A possible solution to toxic internet comments

A possible solution to toxic internet comments

Also on point to today’s online harassment discussion, Tablet Magazine is apparently trying to combat offensive comments by imposing a nominal fee to post comments to its articles. Logistically, I doubt this would work in the context of real-time gaming but it’s an interesting approach that essentially regulates “free” speech by not making it […]

Less than Zero — Backchannel — Medium

Less than Zero — Backchannel — Medium

A concept well worth reflecting on: when is “free” not neutral? This article goes through the ins and outs of what it really means when carriers exempt certain apps from data charges, and not others. What do “net neutrality” rules have to look like to be meaningful and not a  commercially manipulative sham? Read more […]