Archive for October 5th, 2006

The Barenaked Ladies Approach

The Barenaked Ladies, who have been leaders of the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, have adopted an artist-centered label approach with impressive results.

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The ISP Privacy Pledge

The ISP Privacy Pledge, an initiative from CIPPIC and Online Rights Canada, has generated some interesting debate this week.  Mark Goldberg criticizes the pledge, arguing that it encourages ISPs to look the other way as part of police investigations, fails to address corporate abuses of personal information, and supports a "digital exemption" to laws and justice.  I think that Alec Saunders does a great job of rebutting Goldberg's position by focusing on the potential for law enforcement abuse, but I wanted to add two additional comments.

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30 Things You Can Do About DRM, UK Edition

The Open Rights Group creates a UK edition.

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Net Neutrality in Norway

Net neutrality concerns are apparently not limited to North America. Norway's public broadcaster faced network neutrality issues this past summer after a leading ISP deliberately limited its bandwidth (hat tip – BoingBoing).

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Weatherall on Australian Copyright Exceptions

Kim Weatherall analyzes the proposed Australian reforms to their copyright exceptions.

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