Denial of Parler’s requested preliminary injunction against Amazon Web Services (presentation background reading)

Amazon Web Services, the internet giant’s web hosting and cloud computing division, terminated hosting of the right-wing “Twitter alternative” shortly after the Dec 6 attacks on the US Capitol. Failure to moderate the violent content violated AWS’ terms of service. Parler filed for a preliminary injunction to reinstate services until they could proceed with a… Read More

US Supreme Court permits FCC to relax media ownership rules

Hi everyone, Last week, the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of allowing the FCC to loosen ownership restrictions on local media, partly on the grounds that the long-standing restrictions no longer served the public interest. You can read the article here: https://www.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN2BO5S4 On one hand, one could argue that the restrictions that were relaxed… Read More

Presentation: Whose Content is it Anyway? Exploring the CRTC’s Canadian Content Regulations and Bill C 10

If you have time this is a video that I watched which informed some of my thoughts on what exactly it means for a project to be Canadian so feel free to check that out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm74VGsZBU&t=215s&ab_channel=EveryFrameaPainting   Link to Presentation (Download and open in Powerpoint for Audio) https://www.dropbox.com/s/n8hkonr93tra84u/Canadian%20Content%20Presentation.pptx?dl=0