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.
Digital Freedom Update
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?
SESTA and FOSTA are two bills recently passed in the United States that claim to tackle sex trafficking online -- nothing wrong with that. The problem is that they don't do that.
Big Telecom's proposed low data plans are a slap in the face. If the CRTC thinks that this is the solution to wireless affordability that Canada is hungry for, it has clearly not been listening.
The Facebook scandal has shown how Canada's privacy laws have failed to protect us, and how they have no power to help us prevent something like this from happening again.
With online platforms increasingly being a site of public discourse in democratic societies, gendered online violence silences and makes invisible a key sector of society in the public sphere.
This proposal from Bell is just one more example of the ways that Canada's vertically integrated telecom companies are trampling on our internet rights in favour of their concentrated media interests.
In Canada we pay some of the highest prices for cell phone services in the industrialized world. This makes it a lot harder for many people to access the internet and its benefits.
2017 was a rollercoaster for internet advocates worldwide, filled with both exciting, hard-won victories and devastating decisions that will have ramifications as we come into the new year.