Michael Geist's "C-61 in 61 Seconds" Youtube competition -- in which netizens were encouraged to make 61-second videos explaining what was wrong with Canada's proposed equivalent to the US DMCA -- has just come to end. Judges that include BNL's Stephen Page and Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian selected three entries as their winners.
The bill is dead -- thanks to the election that was just called -- but one thing we know about bad copyright legislation is that it's tenacious.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.