Archive for August 19th, 2007

The Globe on Terror Goes Digital

The Globe and Mail published an embarrassing feature story on the weekend focusing on terror groups' use of the Internet and a "Canadian connection." A story on terror group use of the Internet would have made for an interesting (albeit unoriginal) story, so it appears that the Globe tried to generate greater interest in the story by adding a Canadian connection.  The article begins with "Welcome to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia – pivotal battleground in the global jihad."

Why does the Globe think Yarmouth is a pivotal battleground in the global jihad?  Because Register.com, a leading domain name registrar, uses Yarmouth as the base for those want to register domain names anonymously.  It is difficult to overstate the extent to which this claim is misguided. 

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August 19, 2007 3 comments News

Quebec Gov’t Strikes Deal with ESA on French Language Video Games

The Canadian Press reports that the Quebec government and the Entertainment Software Alliance have reached an agreement under which all video games sold in Quebec will be translated into French.

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August 19, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Slyck Interviews the CPCC

Slyck features an interview with David Basskin of the CPCC.  The interview includes the inevitable question about the applicability of downloading songs on P2P networks, which Basskin responds to by instead focusing on uploading on P2P networks.

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August 19, 2007 3 comments Must Reads