Archive for March 19th, 2007

Rock the Net

Dozens of musicians – including Canadians Sarah McLachlan and Barenaked Ladies – have joined a new musician coalition focused on net neutrality in the U.S.  A formal announcement of the campaign is scheduled for next week.

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March 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Role of the CBC in the 21st Century

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage is currently conducting hearings on the role of the public broadcaster in the 21st century with much of the discussion unsurprisingly focused on new media issues.  On Thursday, CBC President Robert Rabinovitch will appear before the committee.  If committee members are following recent CBC […]

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March 19, 2007 9 comments News

C-47 Undermines Olympic Spirit

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses on Bill C-47, the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act, which I think is better characterized as the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act.  The column synthesizes my comments from two earlier postings on the bill (here and here), namely that […]

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March 19, 2007 2 comments Columns

Special Interest Law Undermines the Olympic Spirit

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 19, 2007 as Bill C-47 Not in the Spirit of Olympics The 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Winter Olympics are still three years away, however over the next few weeks the Games will take centre stage in the House of Commons.  Earlier this month, the Government […]

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March 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

National Digitization Strategy Enters New Phase

Building on last December's national digitization summit, the Library and Archives Canada has pulled together a Strategy Development Committee and a Strategy Review Panel (I sit on the review panel).  Details on the effort here.

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March 19, 2007 1 comment Must Reads