Thursday, April 21, 2022

Memo regarding FaceBook Groups Admin ownership

Further to the inquiry regarding ownership status of the FaceBook Group CBBlog by the dissolved Gabriola Radio Society. 

Jared, a Law Student, from the Business Law Clinic provided a memo. The background document is included as well. 

 The full memo is attached and the conclusion was as follows: 


“Property” under the Societies Act includes rights and interests. Courts have classified contractual rights and interests as this kind of property. Facebook users derive contractual rights and interests from Facebook’s terms, conditions, and policies. In theory, these rights and interests in a Facebook group could be classified as property and distributed under the Societies Act. However, this transfer would have to be done with Facebook’s consent. Because there is no case law directly supporting this theory, its application would be contingent on a ruling from the Canadian courts. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Government Bill


(House of Commons) C-10 (43-2) - Third Reading - An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts - Parliament of Canada

Saturday, June 5, 2021



Discoverability is a concept of growing use in digital cultural policy, but it lacks a clear and comprehensive definition. Typically, discoverability is narrowly defined as a problem for content creators to find an audience given an abundance of choice. This view misses the important ways that apps, online stores, streaming services, and other platforms coordinate the experiences of content discovery. In this article, we propose an analytical framework for studying the dynamic and personalized processes of content discovery on platforms. Discoverability is a kind of media power constituted by content discovery platforms that coordinate users, content creators, and software to make content more or less engaging. Our framework highlights three dimensions of this process: the design and management of choice in platform interfaces (surrounds), the pathways users take to find content and the effects those choices have (vectors), and the resulting experiences these elements produce. Attention to these elements, we argue, can help researchers grapple with the challenging mutability and individualization of experience on content discovery platforms as well as provide a productive new way to consider content discovery as a matter of platform governance.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Beaker Browser

How it works

Beaker uses a peer-to-peer filesystem on the Hypercore Protocol. Users connect directly to your computer to access your files.