As it turns out I comment on a lot of other blogs, websites and online news articles as well as writing too many of my own. Quite often I want to refer back to the articles for one reason or another, so it occurred to me that the easiest way to keep track would be to make a comments page where I can list the links. If you read my blog, you might be interested in some of these articles that interest me.
FYI, the most recent comments will always be up top.
Globe and Mail*: Handy lessons from Down Under on electoral reform
Canadians want online voting and proportional representation, says poll
Milner: PR: One system reflects voter intentions and ensures local representation
Globe and Mail*: Canadians support reforms to voting system, poll suggests
Justin Trudeau’s delay in resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees may be a smart political move – it demonstrates a mastery of fence straddling and spin
Trudeau wants refugee meeting with Harper, Mulcair
Trudeau and Mulcair react to news dead Syrian boy was trying to get to Canada with help of family in Vancouver
The Long, Long Ego Trip of Stephen Harper
Accidental Deliberations: On rush jobs (Anti-Terror law formerly known as Bill C-51 and PR)
Travis McCrea: It’s time for true proportional representation in Canada
I commented on both parts of this one: Martyn Brown: Voting to be heard—or not (Part 1) (although the two on Part 1 have not been approved as of this writing) and on
Without Wildrose or a divided right, the Alberta NDP would have still won (updated)
Beware of bright, shiny distractions
Harper meets Castro, but we had to look to Cuba for the photo
Could Tom Mulcair actually win?
Bill C-51: the Good, the Bad . . . and the Truly Ugly
Canada Extends and Expands It’s Endless War on ISIS
Don Macpherson: Stop calling Quebec student protests ‘strikes,’ because they’re not
Analysts Question Whether Canada Can Stomach ‘War’ Against ISIS
Mulcair Promises Proportional Representation If NDP Wins Next Election
Andrew Coyne: Politicians make things worse by delivering valid points with inflammatory language
Dr. Dawg’s Blog: Happy New Year
The Tyee: While NDP Fiddles with Electoral Reform, Ottawa Burns
NOW endorses Olivia Chow
TVO: Changing the Voting Game
Here’s a comment I made on the Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center’s blog Public Domain Trouble Spots that was never approved that I would really like an answer to
I am struggling with the idea that elements that go into a movie can alter the movie’s copyright status. In your example of the Cole Porter musical movie, unless it was copyright infringement from the start, the film maker would have contracted for the inclusion of the music, just as the film maker would have contracted for the story the film is based on etc. So long as it was legal to release the film under copyright, why should that change if the film becomes Public Domain?
Wikiphotographer: Why Yahoo selling canvas prints from my free images uploaded to Flickr doesn’t bother me””
Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?
Why Michael Keaton should watch Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies
Shame and Survival
On Archiving Tweets
GIGAOM: DRM is unfortunate, but it’s not the problem in Hachette vs. Amazon
Guardian: ‘My wife thinks I will come home in a box’ – and three days later Gaza bomb disposal expert was dead
For Ontario progressives — too much choice
LinkedIn Author Connect: when writing historical novels, the only thing which must remain untouched is the history of your time period. is that correct?
LinkedIn Author Connect: Spammer on Deck!
I loved every minute of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films, but I only went to the first Hobbit Movie because my kid grew up with LotR and wanted to go. We all decided one was enough. It makes me sad to see what they are doing to it, and I couldn’t help commenting here: The Hobbit Reread: A Return for The Desolation of Smaug
Wikimedia Commons:Requests for comment/MP4 Video
truemajority.ca “A Voting System That Reflects Canada
Curation Galore: Copyright Infringement Infographic
Free Canada: A Proposal for Intellectual Property Rights
Tim Knight ~ Trudeau, the Rightful Grand Chief
The Huffington Post: Watching the Watchdog: Justin Trudeau Is the Man for the Job
It’s My Blog, Dammit: Of Julian A
Guardian: Instagram users begin fightback against stolen photos
Globe and Mail*: Canadian politics needs a commitment to gender parity
Globe and Mail*: When did it become wrong to punish hackers?
Mulcair takes charge of any talks on electoral cooperation, orders NDP MPs not to respond to Green Leader
Dawg’s Blawg: Stereotyping Attawapiskat
Julian Ichim: Solidairity Banner Drop with idle No More in KW above 401 #IdleNoMore
Scholarly Communications @ Duke: A big win for fair use and libraries
Jfhilborne’s Blog: Writing Challenges October 10, 2012
Fixing Canada’s Electoral System: Four Fallacies
Globe and Mail*: And now, a dangerous idea from Elizabeth May
Megaupload To DOJ: You Don’t Get To Make Up The Rules That Suit You
This is kind of like a comment🙂 gocreate contest entry
TechDirt: Why Do The People Who Always Ask Us To ‘Respect’ Artists Seem To Have So Little Respect For Artists?
Siri Paulson’s blog: Women in A Game of Thrones
Are E-Books Saving the Environment 1 book at a time?
Christian Conservative: Maybe Canada needs a face mask law?
Leading as a Yes Author in a world of No
The Digital Prism: Are Albums Suitable For Digital Only Artists?
HoLo Brow: Guy Fawkes Mask-ology
open source.com: Do you use Creative Commons licenses?
Ariel Katz: The Best Possible Outcome for Universities, Really?
Not my idea of Consumer Power: My response to “Business Analytics Shifts Power to the Consumer”
Classic Confusion: The Worst Condiment
Mobileread “Public Domain and Copyright”
Sculpted Toronto: Sculpture #69 – Canadian Volunteers Monument
CBC: Is Bill C-11 the right way to reform copyright?
Design for Hackers: Why You Don’t Use Garamond on The Web
The Women’s Center: No, It’s Not a Secret.
Guardian: Muppet movies: their communist plots revealed
CSS-Tricks: This Site’s Domain is Stolen
Someone dressed as Police Officer goes to Red and Black. . . and other tales as the story continues
Speakeasy Science: About Pepper Spray
An Open Letter to Chancellor Katehi from a UC Davis Postdoctoral Scientist
One day after pepper-spraying, UC Davis students silently, peacefully confront Chancellor Katehi
Toronto Sun: Judge won’t toss evidence against Sonne
Patent vs. Copyright: Which is Worse?
Discover Magazine: Space station gives physics a boost
If WikiLeaks is dying, then the NYT is partly to blame
Globe and Mail*: Actors union talks up Canadian culture with MPs
Jean-Michel Jarre juge la loi Hadopi mal calibrée et veut taxer les FAI
Immoral Poachers and Their Indentured Servants
The Money illusion: Varieties of inequality
making epub happen: sigil user study
5 Reasons Mozilla Should Fund Diaspora ~ why does the media ignore Friendika and push this so hard?
Mashable: Steve Jobs Eulogy by “Last True Hacker” Goes Too Far
Globe and Mail*: Battleground Ontario: Key ridings to watch on election night
Jeremy Scheff: Jekyll and other static site generators are, currently, harmful to the free, open source software movement
Write More. Write Fast. Write now: Writers: Beware of New Sites Seeking Free Content
Copyhype: Spotify: What the EFF?
Eric Swett’s “My Writer’s Cramp” Book Review – Inconstant Moon … commenting on my novel’s first review!
Cultural Liberty: Copyleft Without Coercion²
21st Century Author: Publishing Your E-Book: A Quick How-To
J.A. Pak: The Dawn of the Ebook
Cherry Hinton Blues: The odd tale of Alphascript Publishing and Betascript Publishing
Michael Geist: “Canada’s Piracy Rate is at an All Time Low”
Politics Cafe: The perils of strategic voting
not very alice: Judging Quality
The Guardian: EU anger over ebook deal suggests hard times ahead for publishers
Ottawa Citizen: CRTC refuses to widen probe into Internet pricing
Productive Writers: Get Permission to Use Copyrighted Photos
nixCraft: Top 5 Linux Video Editor Software
Things I’ve Learned: eBook (ePub) Users Bill of Rights
Things I’ve Learned: “ePubs: Alright, we’re mad… how are we going to fix it?”
Business Insider: Libya Begins Internet Shutdown — Will Bit.ly Be Affected?
Buzz Machine: Clinton and the freedom to connect led to two — count them two — blog posts.
salon: Glenn Greenwald: The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters
TechDirt: UK Commission Explains That Public Tweets Are Public
New Yorker: Is Twitter Helping in Egypt?
boingboing: Welcome to the Canadian Internet, now stop using it
Guardian: How novels came to terms with the internet
Edith Piaf- Public Domain music
Internet Evolution: Twitter Takes a Stand, But It’s Not Enough – When Half a Measure is Good Enough
New Berkman Paper on DDoS – silencing speech is easy, protecting it is hard
Globe and Mail*: Q&A: Birgitta Jonsdottir on Wikileaks and Twitter
opensource.com: Anti-openness gifts: An open advocate’s confessions
Anil Dash: If You Didn’t Blog It, It Didn’t Happen
dsl reports: UBB & Primus
digital productions: To Communicate is To Copy
Oh Look, Police Can Investigate A Satirical Online Comment About Mythical Violence And Not Overreact
digital productions: Privacy is not Subject to Policy
Tom Watson: Assange v. Obama (the other Tom Watson)
Guardian: WikiLeaks website pulled by Amazon after US political pressure
The Guardian: US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment
boingboing: Menstruating woman subjected to TSA grope because panty-liner obscured her vagina on pornoscanner
Steven Berlin Johnson: Driven or Distracted?
Don’t TSA me, bro: Boing Boing open thread, and new rules for those who refuse patdown
The Tyee: Six Key Answers to Copyright Bill Questions
boingboing: Furrygirl’s sexy stripdown protest in Seattle airport mocking TSA security theater (NSFW video)
Guardian: Met closes down anti-police blog
bboy.org: For those who think the ACTA isn’t a threat…
Techdirt: The Revolution Will Be Distributed: Wikileaks, Anonymous And How Little The Old Guard Realizes What’s Going On
Memo to Malcolm Gladwell: Nice Hair, But You Are Wrong
Teleread: Comic book artist finds sales increase after 4chan piracy
adambanksdotcom: Why I am not ashamed of Emmanuel Nimley
*Note: Adam Banks has verified that Emmanuel Nimley’s appear resulted in his sentence being commuted from 6 months jail time to 120 hours community service for the crime of video recording theatrical movies on his cell phone (!) and uploading them to p2p sites. Although this is not a criminal offense in the UK, Industry pressure resulted in statute stretching to achieve the original sentence. Very powerful article.
Pop The Stack: I Believe in Toronto
The Atlantic: Exclusive: Biz Stone on Twitter and Activism
The Guardian: “The real cost of free” by Cory Doctorow
Spark 122 – October 3 & 6, 2010
The Guardian: Agatha Christie: getting away with murder
brainiac: Gladwell: 140 characters are too few for my large thoughts … you think? Gladwell’s New Yorker piece annoyed me so much that I had to blog a rebuttal! Tie Theory
GRAMMY: Third Time’s The Charm”
TechDirt: Richard Dawkins Points Fan To The Pirate Bay To See His Latest Documentary
Movie Debuts In Theater And On The Pirate Bay (On Purpose)
TechDirt: Movie Producers Want Sole Ownership Of Facebook Fans
Descent into Darkness: ACTA hanging on a camembert ?
ACTA Text Leaks: U.S. Concedes on Secondary Liability, Wants To Go Beyond DMCA on Digital Locks
This Chrome extension is going to revolutionize the way I plagiarise the interwebs
Writers Groups Attack Fair Dealing Reform in Copyright Bill
Changing Way: eBooks, Open and Closed
Techdirt: Everyone Has Something To Hide: Why Privacy Is Important Even If ‘You’ve Done Nothing Wrong’
Wall Street Journal – What They Know Series: On the Web’s Cutting Edge, Anonymity in Name Only
The Guardian: Babies don’t suffer when mothers return to work, study reveals
With Change Comes… Anger? for this one my comments are waaaaaaay at the end (around comment #300….)
Business2: The Creative Commons
This one has me steamed… several percolating articles I’ve not had time to write. First IM proof, then blogging🙂
Don’t fear the ebook bogeyman
Kassia Krozser’s Booksquare: Today in Publishing: A Skirmish
Kassia Krozser’s Booksquare: William Styron and Droit de Seigneur
boingboing: New Tron Legacy Trailer
Kate’s Book Blog: My Mind’s Eye Needs Glasses
p2pnet: Spying on Canada’s digital networks
Technology, Thoughts and Trinkets:Ole, Intellectual Property, and Taxing Canadian ISPs
Michael Geist: U.S. Caves on Anti-Circumvention Rules in ACTA
Torrent Freak: Dutch ISPs Don’t Have to Censor The Pirate Bay
Blogging Is To A Writer The Same As Masturbation Is To A Sex Addict
boingboing: Annotating the Canadian DMCA “Radical Extremist” speech
Graham Linehan: The genius behind The IT Crowd
Osgoode Hall Program: Bill C-32: Cracking Down on Bit Torrent Trackers Pirate Bay’s Founding Group ‘Piratbyrån’ Disbands
Note to Self: use Control + keys to make text of comment form BIG enough to read when proofing so as not to leave comments riddled with typos.
Osgoode Hall Program: Bill C-32: Improving Global Access to Copyrighted Material for the Print Disabled
ISP Attempt To Block File-Sharing Ends in Epic Failure
J.A. Konrath: Steal This Ebook
Digital Gravitas: The Times, They Are a Changin
365 of 35 Blog: BP is Not Haiti
Canada’s DMCA, dissected
Globe and Mail*: Tory bill cracks down on copyright pirates
Reddit Canada: Tips to Canadian redditors who oppose Harper’s bill Bill C-32 (from a redditor who’s worked on Parliament Hill reading & replying to constituent correspondence)
Michael Geist: An Unofficial User Guide to This Afternoon’s Copyright Bill
cbc online: Conservatives seek support on copyright
boingboing: Canada’s DMCA was designed to “satisfy US demand”
Search Engine with Jesse Brown: Audio Podcast #43: So Bored of Copyright
Michael Geist: “We Don’t Care What You Do, As Long as the U.S. Is Satisfied”
Michael Geist: DMCA-Style Reforms: “Not a Reasonable Policy To Foster Innovation or Respect for Copyright”
TorrentFreak: IsoHunt Forced to Shut Down in the US
boingboing: Canada’s sellout Heritage Minister ready to hand copyright to Hollywood
Mock Paper Scissors: A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
The Hollywood Reporter: Congress releases piracy ‘watch list’
Globe and Mail*: Illegal downloading: How do you explain it to the kids?
IT World Canada: ISPs may raise rates after CRTC ruling
The Hill: Lawmakers list havens for intellectual property theft
Michael Geist: National Post Reports “Heavy Handed” Copyright Law Coming Next Week
Michael Geist: CRTC of Old Re-Emerges in Music Station Case
Michael Geist: Digital Strategy Consultation’s Unasked Questions: Who Leads? Who Pays?
boingboing: Canadian Prime Minister promises to enact a Canadian DMCA in six weeks
Michael Geist: PMO Issues The Order: Canadian DMCA Bill Within Six Weeks
Michael Geist: USTR’s Bully Report Unfairly Blames Canada Again
Lords angered over three strikes rule for filesharers
Guardian: Creative industries, rights groups and lawyers react to digital economy bill
Guardian: Internet pirates find ‘bulletproof’ havens for illegal file sharing
Mobile Beat: Copyright 101: Licenses Required for Common Uses of Music on the Internet
Wall Street Journal: How to Make $55,000 by Giving Away Your Work
*NOTE: I do occasionally link to Globe and Mail articles, but readers can only read 10 articles per calendar month without paying, as Globe content is behind a pay wall.