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Jeff Buckley documentary

The secret history of hacking

Canadian documentary on piracy. 

On Piracy: On Piracy & The Future of Media

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Musical Myopia, Digital Dystopia: New Media and Copyright Reform

McGill University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and the Schulich School of Music hosted a one-day copyright conference entitled “Musical Myopia, Digital Dystopia: New Media and Copyright Reform”.

Webcast of it here – with good quality video (Windows Media) and slides.

Video.Google upload:

The video is 3 1/2 hours long – so here’s the running order on the day:

9:00 – 9:15 DEANS’ WELCOME (Don McLean, Dean of Music – Nicholas Kasirer, Dean of Law)


– David Lametti, McGill Faculty of Law (moderator)
– Bruce Lehman, International Intellectual Property Institute
– Ann Chaitovitz, US Patent and Trademark Office
– Michael Geist, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law
– Terry Fisher, Harvard University

10:45 – 11:00 Break


– Sunny Handa, Blakes / McGill Faculty of Law (moderator)
– Charlie Angus, NDP
– Charles Morgan, McCarthy Tétrault
– Sandy Pearlman, McGill Faculty of Music

Found via Derek Slater’s blog entry and Michael Geist’s blog entry.

23C3 – Lawrence Lessig – On Free, and the Differences between Culture and Code

Absolutely brilliant Intellectual Property talk!

A talk on Intellectual Property that is truly beautifully crafted and told!

Weird Al again

Suspect Nation from More4 on Video.Google

The State of Surveillance!

The bunker bit at the end rocks!

Suw Charman of The Open Rights Group on Video.Google

Suw Charman of The Open Rights Group and T.J. McIntyre of Digital Rights Ireland on “Government and Privacy in the Digital Age”. can save you money!

Tim O’Reilly has come under fire for a web 2.0 report he is charging for.

Here’s a talk he did in 2002*:

Just imagine he says Web 2.0 alot and you’ve saved yourself $395!

*Tim starts speaking from 09:10 on.

DRM Double header from

Greg Papadopoulos of Sun Microsystems and Prof. Larry Lessig on DRM

Cory Doctorow on DRM at the 2006 Red Hat Summit

An anthem for the Digital Age!

Don’t download this song by “Weird Al” Yankovic.


“…they’ll treat you like the evil, hard-bitten, criminal scum you are..”

“… even Lars Ulrich knows it’s wrong.”

Douglas Adams on [Edit – now in 5 parts from YouTube]

How prescient.

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