Remember the days when you could extend the life of computers, phones, vacuum cleaners and washing machines? Maybe it's time to reestablish our right to repair.
Digital Freedom Update
In much the same way as a border guard can go through the clothes in your luggage, they can thumb through the personal contents of your phone.
An internet tax would require internet service providers to pay into content funding. But taxing the open internet to subsidize a struggling Big Media content industry is not the way to go.
From Facebook to Big Telecom to NAFTA, OpenMedia takes stock of what the previous year brought us in digital rights -- both accomplishments and challenges -- and what might come in 2019.
If Canada is to remain at the forefront of innovation and freedom, we need a robust net neutrality framework that doesn't benefit those with deep pockets and vested interests.
There is a gray, Schrödinger's cat kind of area in copyright. Enter: "orphan works" -- works that are neither public nor quite owned by someone.
It's time the federal government holds political parties accountable for their use and misuse of Canadians' data.
In Canada, costume designs are considered to be under copyright. So, mass-producing a costume of Marvel's Thor without clearing the rights to use the character might not be the best idea.
Have you ever thought about how nearly every logo, piece of design (yes, including your tattoos), song, and movie has been or is currently under someone else's copyright?
Why are we stuck paying sky-rocketing bills while Big Telecom's narrative is all about increased investment and providing quality service?