Archive for 2006

Digital Info Strategy Requires Courage Before Cash

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 11, 2006 as Let Loose the Flow of Digital Information More than one hundred representatives from libraries, museums, archives, publishers, copyright collectives, the education community, and government gathered last week in snowy Montebello, Quebec for a national summit on a Canadian digital information […]

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December 11, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Bulte’s Back

A resident of Parkdale High Park has passed along a promotional flyer indicating that Sam Bulte is back as she and the Parkdale Federal Liberal Riding Association will be hosting a holiday celebration next Saturday.  The return of Ms. Bulte comes as a bit of a surprise, given that two […]

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December 8, 2006 1 comment News

PIPEDA Hearings – Day 06 (CIPPIC, PIAC, MRIA)

The PIPEDA hearings continued on Wednesday with CIPPIC, PIAC, and the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association providing their views.  While I was unable to find a student to blog the event, CIPPIC has posted its meeting notes and speaking notes.

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December 8, 2006 1 comment News

Privacy Commissioner of Canada on TPMs

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a new fact sheet on TPMs.  While explicitly not taking a position on TPMs, DRM or fair use, the Commissioner does identify some concerns with the privacy impact of the technology.  In fact, the Commissioner opens the discussion by noting that: The use […]

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December 8, 2006 4 comments News

Bernier Introduces New Telco Fining Power

Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has introduced legislation that grants the Competition Bureau greater fining power over telecommunications companies that abuse their market power. The bill is rightly seen as another step toward telecommunications deregulation in Canada.

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December 8, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads