Archive for July 27th, 2006

CIRA Seeking Additional Board Candidates

The CIRA electoral process continues to unfold with members now able to nominate additional candidates for the September election.  After six years on the board, my time on the CIRA board will be coming to an end but I’d encourage anyone with an interest in domain name issues to get […]

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July 27, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

RCMP Lays Charges Over Karaoke Copyright Infringement

And they actually thought it warranted a press release.

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July 27, 2006 4 comments Must Reads

CIPPIC Files Formal Complaint Over SWIFT

While the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has previously announced that she is investigating the issue, CIPPIC has joined forces with Privacy International to file a formal complaint against the big six banks regarding allegedly unlawful disclosures of personal banking information to the U.S. government by SWIFT.

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July 27, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Online Hate Ruling Leads to Death Threats

The London Free Press reports that Judge Konrad Von Finckenstein and Richard Warman, the complainant in the Winnicki hate speech case, have been the targets of death threats from a U.S.-based site. The Canadian Human Rights Commission has stepped up security in response to the threats.

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Setting the IFPI Record Straight

The IFPI, which represents the major music labels internationally, is out with its annual piracy report.  Canada gets a fair amount of attention as we are one of ten priority countries.  In explaining the situation in Canada, the IFPI resorts to a series of mischaracterizations and omissions that piggyback CRIA claims and therefore demand a rebuttal. 

The report begins with:

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