Spark 170 – January 29 & February 1, 2012

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jan 29, 2012 11:49 PM EDT
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On this episode of Spark: Argonauts, Creative Hubs, and The War On Computing . Click below to listen to the whole show, or download the MP3 (runs 54:00)..

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:40 — 50.2MB) You can also listen to individual stories below.

The Coming War on Computing : Author and journalist Cory Doctorow believes US anti-piracy legislation like the recently shelved SOPA and PIPA are just the beginning in a long war against all computing. He calls this idea “The Coming War on General Purpose Computation” and has a a lot to say about control over how people use their computers. (Runs 11:38)

Balancing Act – Copyright Protection and the Open Internet : In the wake of the SOPA protests, we talk to Byron Holland, president and CEO of CIRA, (the Canadian Internet Registration Authority), about protecting Canadians’ online access in a global Internet context, and balancing copyright protection with an open Internet. (Runs 10:26)

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