Archive for the Rights Tag

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Brand Attacks on Social Media – Back it up and React

Not many things can be as hot topic responding as the issue around the fur trade. First let me make it clear, I am not wading into that debate! I am only using this as an example of how things can go wrong quickly in social media and this is a great example. Your company may very well sell lawn
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Canada tries to pull a Fast-one with a SOPA of it’s own (Bill C-11)

Like Your PVR? Like your right to copy CDs or DVDs you bought for your own use? Right now that is all legal and prudent in Canada. Well folks PM Harper is saying NO – he wants to make that illegal. The Tories are screwing us by making sure that we can no longer tape, record, copy or otherwise enjoy
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Google Protest of SOPA

A Day of Protest against Censorship.

As mentioned in a post yesterday, many sites are going dark or advocating protest against the SOPA bill in the US. This bill affects not only Americans, but others outside of the US, including here in Canada. If the bill is passed, it will lead to pressure on Ottawa to follow suit. Regardless of changes to any laws outside of
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Wikipedia English to Protest SOPA

On Monday (Jan 16) Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that the English version of the site will be down as a response to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently before the House of Representatives in the US. The Whitehouse has had to respond to petitions (as required anyway with numbers over 25K) so this is sure to make the petition
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Facebook, Yahoo! and Google Run afoul of Indian Ignorance

This week an Indian court has threatened to block sites with “offensive and objectionable” content, however they seem to be targeting Facebook, Yahoo and Google. I wonder if the folks over there even get what the web is. Justice Suresh Kai said that the three sites need to “develop a mechanism to keep a check and remove offensive and objectionable
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Keeping within the Platform’s Guidelines.

All major social platforms have their own usage guidelines. The following is some themes that emerge on the major social platforms.  Of course it is always due diligence to read the actual guidelines on each platform’s website. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/terms.php Twitter: http://t.co/nY4u5Nf Brand Guidelines: – Twitter: Offers “Verified Account” badges for accounts and “Promoted” badges for accounts, tweets and trends. These
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