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Use your own domain name for email

Many artists have their own domain name, often a .com, .ca or .net. It’s not hard to register one: pick something that isn’t taken, pay $10 or so a year with a domain name registrar to claim it, then maybe ...
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Usage Based Billing: What Kind of Internet Do You Want?

There has been a lot of talk recently about usage based billing for Internet services in Canada. You’re probably with a major Internet Service Provider (ISP) now, but the opportunity to switch to an indie ISP and get more Internet ...
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Charlie Angus brings copyright reform back into the spotlight

Credit: mgifford [CC BY-SA] Last month, NDP MP (and former member of the Grievous Angels) Charlie Angus  shook up Canada’s copyright debate by proposing two reforms. Angus was outspoken against the government’s last copyright bill, but he’s attracted criticism from ...
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Why copyright infringement isn’t theft

Many people talk about copyright infringement as if it were literally a type of theft. “Downloading a song without the permission of the copyright holder is stealing, plain and simple” you might hear. Referring to unauthorized copying as theft is ...
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Taking a Free Culture Approach to Music

When I tell someone that all of my recordings are downloadable for free, I’m often asked, “but… how will you make money?” “Well,” I’ll respond, “since it doesn’t cost me anything, I may as well let people share and listen ...