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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Copyright and Tuition Hikes: Canadian Civic Engagement and Cultural Production Mar 19, 2012

Now that Bill C-11, Canada’s Act to Amend the Copyright Act, has undergone its second reading in the House of Commons, it will be subject to two more votes before it likely heads to the Senate and finally to royal … Continue reading

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The Legitimizing Power of Markets: Why paying for paper serves as a proxy for ascertaining truths Mar 9, 2012

It seems that the pot is starting (or have already started) to boil over. The role of academic publishing houses in the dissemination of knowledge has attracted the attention of people outside academia.  And, certainly, it has attracted the attention of our … Continue reading

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The Next Step in Open Access Publishing Mar 9, 2012

In the wake of the demonstration against Elsevier, Chris Boulton and I recently authored a brief piece discussing some of the surrounding issues that are getting more widely known due to the academic outcry. In the days since this became … Continue reading

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Limits of Freedom of Speech: Reddit’s Child Pornography problem Mar 8, 2012

Several weeks ago, the popular message board Reddit announced that it was making a policy change to ban all “suggestive or sexual content featuring minors.” Owned by Advanced Publications, Reddit has made a name for itself in part by its hands-off, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Self as Cultural Product, Never Fading Echoes and Digital Footprints Mar 6, 2012

Recently I was asked to participate in a discussion of Julie Cohen’s new book, Configuring the Networked Self.  I took the opportunity to ask my students to read it too. I’ve posted this entry here and at concurringopinions.com in case … Continue reading

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