Archive for May, 2005

Shaw Charging for VoIP Quality of Service Enhancement

Mark Evans of the National Post reports this morning (subscription required) that Primus says that its VoIP offering has been subject to spotty service from Shaw, a leading cable provider in B.C. and Alberta.

Read more ›

May 31, 2005 1 comment News

What Part of Do-Not-Call Does the Government Not Understand?

So begins Tyler Hamilton’s devastating article in the Toronto Star on the current state of Canadian do-not-call legislation. Hamilton paints a bleak picture of legislation designed to protect consumers that is being slowly eviscerated by lobbying pressure from charitable groups and the Canadian Marketing Association.

Read more ›

May 30, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

File Sharing Decision States the Case For Privacy

My regular Law Bytes column (free hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version homepage version) is the first of a two-part look at the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision involving CRIA's attempt to identify 29 alleged file sharers.

Read more ›

May 30, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

File Sharing Decision States the Case for Privacy

In an age when the media analyzes legal decisions on the basis of winners and losers, the recent Federal Court appellate decision over music file sharing left many people a bit bewildered.  The court described the decision as a divided success, newspaper headlines trumpeted it as a loss for the […]

Read more ›

May 29, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

We’re Number…Five?

The OECD has released global broadband usage rates as of December 2004. This statistic was a matter of pride in Canada for the past several years. While South Korea holds a large lead over the rest of the world, Canadian officials wanted to ensure that everyone knew that Canada was number two.

Read more ›

May 26, 2005 1 comment News