Articles By Rusell McOrmond

Free Software and the Canadian Federal Election 2008

Free Software and the Canadian Federal Election 2008

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a donor supported charity founded in 1985 and based in Boston, MA, USA. The...

September 11th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
How one techie is thinking thus far about the Canadian General Election

How one techie is thinking thus far about the Canadian General Election

While I have had party membership in the past, I am currently not amember of any party. I’m a person...

September 10th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Green Party on copyright:  responses from Dan Grice (Vancouver Quadra candidate)

Green Party on copyright: responses from Dan Grice (Vancouver Quadra candidate)

Last Saturday, independent MP Blair Wilson announced that he will be sitting as a member of the Green Party of...

September 4th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Canadians fed US-style copyright legislation? I wish!

Canadians fed US-style copyright legislation? I wish!

In an article in p2pnet, Charlie Angus, Digital Spokesperson for the New Democratic Party,said that “Under Stephen Harper, Canadians are...

September 4th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Predictable positions from subset of stakeholders at Brussels telecommunication/copyright event.

Predictable positions from subset of stakeholders at Brussels telecommunication/copyright event.

Michael Geist has posted an article “The Battle Over Internet Filtering”where he discusses a seminar in Brussels on the “telecoms...

August 29th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
FACIL launches lawsuit against Quebec government to close loophole

FACIL launches lawsuit against Quebec government to close loophole

FACIL sent out press release (english press release, which includes a link to a translation of their court filing) that...

August 28th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
What would an “interoperable” or “open source” DRM system look like?

What would an “interoperable” or “open source” DRM system look like?

Readers of this blog have the tools they need to evaluate some interesting industry initiatives. The major motion picture studios...

August 27th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
Bill C-61 grants new "copyright" related rights to non-copyright related rights-holders?

Bill C-61 grants new "copyright" related rights to non-copyright related rights-holders?

Many people remark about how similar Bill C-61 is to the USA’s DMCA.While Industry Minister Jim Prentice claims that things...

August 26th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
(Digital) Locks are multipurpose tools, and can be used or abused

(Digital) Locks are multipurpose tools, and can be used or abused

In an interview by Jesse Brown of CBC’s Search Engine,Jim Prentice suggested that “even for private personal use … one...

August 25th, 2008 Rusell McOrmond
2008 Couchiching conference opening keynote by Bill Buxton

2008 Couchiching conference opening keynote by Bill Buxton

I glanced at CPAC earlier this week, and noticed Bill Buxton giving a talk. I looked things up, and found...

August 21st, 2008 Rusell McOrmond