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News Station Falls For April Fool’s Prank, Turns to DMCA As Remedy

This post originally appeared on Techdirt. Improv Everywhere, a comedic performance art group based in New York, has a history of pulling off hilarious and impressive “scenes of chaos and joy.” Running “missions” such as the annual “No Pants Subway Ride,” a food court musical, sending 80 people into Best […]

Principal Installs Cellphone Jammer But Forgets To Check If It’s Legal

This post originally appeared on Techdirt. Many educators are having trouble figuring out how to handle electronic devices in the classroom. Some have been educating students on the negative effects, encouraging them to regulate their own use. Others have even highlighted possible applications for mobile devices in the classroom. Though, […]

Surprise, Surprise: Canadians Aren’t Interested In ISP Levies

This post originally appeared on Techdirt Michael Geist points to two new polls released by Angus Reid Strategies, which show that Canadians are overwhelmingly against the idea of ISP levies. It should come as no surprise that 79% of people surveyed about the possible Canadian content levy on new media […]

Student On Probation For Expressing A Negative Opinion About An Instructor On Facebook

This post originally appeared on Techdirt. A student at the University of Calgary was put on academic probation for making the following post on a group titled, “I no longer fear Hell, I took a course with [instructor’s name]:” [Instructor’s name] IS NO LONGER TEACHING ANY COURSES AT THE U […]