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Remediation as Control

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I’ve done some thinking recently about the possibilities of the practice of remediation being at some levels a practice in control, whether social, informational, or legal. This ties with the all-important question that we raised earlier in the semester (and that we should discuss in the Media Charter) of asking “who has the right to remediate”?

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Written by jon.

March 7, 2008 at 4:50 pm

Net Neutrality: The Crash Course

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Today I wanted to join Dave on the soapbox and voice my extreme concern over the issue of net neutrality. He has written a fantastic post on his blog laying out some of the key threads of the debate. I want to endorse what he’s said and also provide some of the examples that I’ve stumbled upon in my own research in hopes of spreading awareness of not only the players involved and the current state of the debate, but also shed some light on precisely what is at stake.

A bit of a disclaimer before we jump in: Most of the information surrounding the issue comes from American sources and deal specifically with the American political and corporate infrastructure. Despite this, and independent from the systems responsible for the outcome of the debate, the philsophy behind network neutrality is a position already starting to be eroded by Canadian corporate interests. So, whatever you watch, whatever you read, I hope you realize that the war on the internet is already in full swing on Canadian soil, so be wary.

The Crash Course:

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Written by jon.

March 5, 2008 at 7:50 pm