Laying claim to a dance isn’t as straightforward as doing the same for a poem.
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In choreography, the gray areas of copyright law make it difficult to determine what constitutes copyright infringement or plagiarism.
Texas Beeworks’ Erika Thompson has been accused by other users of staging her TikTok videos and handling bees in an unsafe manner.
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Erika Thompson is clearly a competent beekeeper, who's educating the public about honeybees in her own way on social media.
How would you feel seeing more Canadian content on your ‘for you page’?
Powers in Bill C-10 will force YouTube and TikTok to make CanCon more discoverable, skewing our searches and streams — but it’s unconstitutional.
There's a fortune to made as a successful finfluencer. The gains for followers are far less certain.
Despite being widely viewed as a safer alternative to tobacco, e-cigarettes aren't harmless, especially to adolescents. But social media is rife with glossy content that makes vaping look fun and cool.
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If we want to decentralise power online, governments will have to overcome their nationalistic impulses.
Girls face lasting negative effects of sexual harassment.
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A viral TikTok video is helping girls bear witness to the harassment they experience at school.
Comments and livestreams can lead to physical fights, shootings and even death.
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Social media isn’t just mirroring conflicts happening in schools and on streets – it’s intensifying and triggering new disputes.
Canada is poised to pass laws aimed at social media companies and harmful online content. Is it the right approach?
Canada needs to think carefully about our approach to regulating online harm. Rather than going it alone and taking aim at social media companies, Canada should work with other democracies.
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Once, the way we viewed celebrities was framed by the legacy press and the entertainment industry. Now fans and social media are rewriting the script.
Millennials' favourite 😂 is the latest casualty of gen z's emoji snobbery.
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they're taking action.
TikTok has enabled young protesters in Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar to amplify their voices.
TikTok has a high aptitude as a booster for grassroot political activism, even in regions where freedom of expression is limited.
The American clipper ship Flying Cloud would have rung to the sound of sea shanties.
There can be few more uplifting ways to stay connected during lockdown than singing together, which goes a long way to explaining the success of the Wellerman sea shanty on TikTok.
Recording artist The Weeknd performs at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 26, 2017.
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The falsetto virtuosity of the Weeknd, headliner of this year's Super Bowl halftime show, contrasts with popular ShantyTok singalongs. How do these both reflect masculinity in 2021?
Daily life on a ship could be monotonous and dreary, so songs were sung to lighten the mood.
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Crews sang the songs to ease the fears, anxieties and loneliness of daily life on merchant ships.
The whaling story behind 'Soon May the Wellerman Come' reminds us of the crucial connections between Māori and Europeans that shaped early 19th century settlement.
People have questioned whether there’s darkness embedded in the song that many of us have missed
Gen Z have been collaboratively writing Ratatouille the Musical on TikTok – but what do the terms of service say about who owns the art?
Front-line workers frequently make short TikTok videos while on the job.
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Workers are increasingly making short videos of themselves on the job and posting them to TikTok, creating a new challenge for employers trying to police their behavior.