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Media Divides

Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Media Divides

Communication Rights and the Right to Communicate in Canada

Canada is at a critical juncture in the evolution of its communications policy. Will our information and communications technologies continue in a market-oriented, neoliberal direction, or will they preserve and strengthen broader democratic values? Media Divides offers a comprehensive, up-to-date audit of communications law and policy. Using the concept of communications rights as a framework for analysis, leading scholars not only reveal the nation’s democratic deficits in five key domains – media, access, the Internet, privacy, and copyright – they also formulate recommendations, including the establishment of a Canadian right to communicate, for the future.

320 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Communication Rights and the Right to CommunicateThe State of the Art

Introduction / Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern

1 Histories, Contexts, and Controversies / Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern

2 Implementing Communication Rights / Seán Ó Siochrú

Part 2: Communication Rights in CanadaAn Assessment

3 The Horizontal View / Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern

4 Media / Marc Raboy

5 Access / Leslie Regan Shade

6 Internet / William J. McIver Jr.

7 Privacy / Leslie Regan Shade

8 Copyright / Laura J. Murray

Part 3: Policy Recommendations and Alternative Frameworks

9 Fixing Communication Rights in Canada / Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern

10 Toward a Canadian Right to Communicate / Marc Raboy and Jeremy Shtern

Appendices

Notes

Works Cited

Index

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