Trans-Pacific Partnership mistakes never to be repeated

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali By now, most of you have heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping international agreement brokered between 12 nations across the Pacific region, including Canada and the US. Although often referred to as a trade deal, in reality, the TPP would have had profound impacts on the lives of … Read more

Netflix to freeze out customer internet privacy tools

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali • When David Fullagar, Netflix vice president of Content Delivery Architecture, announced last week the company would be cracking down on users who employ privacy tools while watching Netflix, you could practically hear the groans reverberate across the globe. The bombshell was dropped only a week after Netflix launched service … Read more

The TPP and Internet censorship

Trudeau’s first big test as Prime Minister INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali • Do you squeeze oranges expecting apple juice? Of course not. So Canadians shouldn’t be surprised when an undemocratic process like the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations yields an undemocratic result. On October 5, just two weeks before the recent federal election, beaming … Read more

Copyright trolls could be on their way

[one_third_last] INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali and Steve Anderson • Canada’s system of copyright enforcement is internationally recognized as a next-generation approach – striking a balance between the rights of artists and creators and those of Internet users. Our system is designed to protect people from false claims of infringement and needless takedowns of legitimate … Read more