Archive for September, 2007

Google Considers Canadian Version of Street View

The Globe and Mail's Mathew Ingram reports that Google says that it is working on a version of its controversial Street View service that won't breach Canadian privacy rules, after federal privacy commissioner Jennifer Stoddart raised concerns about the service earlier this month.

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September 24, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Broadcasting Policy For a World of Abundance

Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 24, 2007 as Broadcasters Must Adapt to New Media Reality Soon after taking over as chair of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Konrad von Finckenstein commissioned Laurence Dunbar and Christian Leblanc, two leading broadcasting lawyers, to conduct a comprehensive review of Canada's […]

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September 24, 2007 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canadian Heritage Copyright Policy Rocked By Conflict of Interest Concerns

The Hill Times is reporting that Patricia Neri, the Director General of Copyright Policy at Canadian Heritage has been removed from her position to become a special advisor to Assistant Deputy Minister Jean-Pierre Blais with "duties still to be determined." While people move all the time in government, this development […]

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September 24, 2007 28 comments News

Stockwell Speaks

Search Engine, CBC's excellent new show on the Internet and technology, focused this week [MP3 podcast] on recent lawful access controversy.  I appear in the first part of the show, but more important is the response from Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day.  Leaving aside the Minister's inaccurate claims that the […]

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September 20, 2007 1 comment News

Bell’s Unlimited Access Plan

Mark Goldberg notes that Bell has announced an unlimited data plan for wireless connection cards at a reasonable $75 per month (plus system access fees bumping up the price to $84).  The catch?  The fine print includes: You shall not use or allow others to use the Service or your […]

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September 20, 2007 38 comments News