Archive for November 24th, 2006

Oda Back on the Hotseat over Fundraising

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda's fundraising activities were back in the spotlight yesterday in the House of Commons as NDP Heritage critic Charlie Angus expressed concern that Oda's fundraising activities may have played a role in the government's decision to delay the renewal of an important television development fund.  Angus asked whether, in light of funding from the broadcast industry, is the delay "a case of he who pays the piper is calling her tune?"  Oda responded:

Mr. Speaker, the government supports the production industry and our broadcasting industry. We understand the importance of the television fund and the role it plays. The fund is being processed in consideration. We want to ensure that the money will be used and that it provides value for the dollars.

Given that non-answer, Angus then asked Treasury Board President John Baird whether "first, the cheques for last week's cancelled fundraiser collected in cash? Second, would he give us a list of who gave those cheques so we can at least know who is helping to write the broadcast and copyright policy in our country?"

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November 24, 2006 2 comments News

Project Cleanfeed Canada

Yesterday Canada's largest ISPs, including Bell, Bell Aliant, MTS Allstream, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Telus, and Videotron, announced the launch of Project Cleanfeed Canada in partnership with cybertip.ca.  The project will allow the ISPs to block access to hundreds of child pornography sites.  The list of sites will be generated by […]

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November 24, 2006 77 comments News

Human Rights Tribunal Issues Another Internet Hate Decision

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued another decision against a Canadian man for postings on two websites. The case arises from a complaint launched by Richard Warman.  The tribunal issued a $7,500 penalty.

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November 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

DRM is Dead

So says an IFPI board member (hat tip – Boing Boing).

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November 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads