Archive for September 14th, 2007

Library and Archives Canada Faces Storm Over Opening Hours

The Internet and new technologies provide some terrific opportunities for new efficiencies, but do they mean that libraries should start curtailing their hours?  That is the question at the heart of a brewing storm involving Library and Archives Canada.  Last month, the LAC announced that it cutting back most services […]

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September 14, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Canada Expresses Concern With IP Clauses in UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Sara Bannerman notes that Canada's decision to vote against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has an intellectual property law component as the government has indicated that it has concerns with the declaration's IP provision that grants indigenous peoples "the right to maintain, control, protect and develop […]

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September 14, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Statscan on the Canadian Digital Divide

Statscan has a new report on the Canadian digital divide which focuses on differences in Internet use between urban and rural Canadians.

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September 14, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Government Pledges No ISP Disclosure Without Warrant

In a major about-face, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has pledged that the federal government will not introduce legislation that would force ISPs to disclose customer information without a warrant.  Day says the consultation document that was the subject of considerable controversy this week was circulated without his knowledge or […]

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September 14, 2007 4 comments News