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Conference finds: Marco and Rajan

By Christopher Moore | June 1, 2007

On the conference circuit — and greatly impressed by two speakers. Prof Vincent Marco of Communications at Simon Fraser University studies big media and corporate concentration. He argues one vital response to “one big owner” is going to have to be “one-big-union.” Freelance and staff writers are going to have to organize more effectively. He thinks big: he’s thinking of freelancers in India as well as in North America. One of his books, apparently, is about the concept of “internet oversell.” More to come…

And Mira Sundara Rajan of the Law School at UBC — an IP law professor who takes copyright seriously! Her recent book is Copyright and Creative Freedom, and she’s seriously interested in how they support each other, notably in the realm of moral rights.

Reviews to follow. But worth noting both Marco and Rajan are Canada Research Chairs. Some good people in those positions, no?

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