Archive for October 9th, 2007

Canadians Deserve Better ISP Transparency

My weekly law and technology column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) picks up on last week's Leger Marketing survey that found that Canadians are generally unaware of net neutrality issues, yet, when informed of the concern, strongly support the principles that provide the foundation for net neutrality legislation.

Most Canadians can hardly be faulted for being unaware of net neutrality since ISPs have done their best to keep the issue off the public's radar screen.  While solving the net neutrality issue will not happen overnight, addressing the lack of transparency associated with Internet services would go a long way toward creating a more informed debate.

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October 9, 2007 Comments are Disabled Neutrality

Canadians Deserve Better ISP Transparency

My weekly law and technology column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) picks up on last week's Leger Marketing survey that found that Canadians are generally unaware of net neutrality issues, yet, when informed of the concern, strongly support the principles that provide the foundation for net neutrality legislation.

Most Canadians can hardly be faulted for being unaware of net neutrality since ISPs have done their best to keep the issue off the public's radar screen.  While solving the net neutrality issue will not happen overnight, addressing the lack of transparency associated with Internet services would go a long way toward creating a more informed debate.

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October 9, 2007 5 comments Columns

Canadians Deserve Better ISP Transparency

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 8, 2007 as Canadians Deserve Better ISP Transparency Online auction giant eBay Canada last week released the results of a survey it commissioned on Canadians' attitudes toward "net neutrality," a rapidly emerging issue that focuses on need for Internet service providers (ISPs) to […]

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October 9, 2007 4 comments Columns Archive

The DRM Free-Fall

As Bell unveils a DRM-free music store and Yahoo says it won't invest any more money in DRM-based music stores, the DRM free-fall continues, yet CRIA and its allies puzzlingly continue to focus on legal reforms tied to DRM as their primary legislative objective.

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October 9, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Howard Knopf assesses the legal battle over the City of Toronto's use of the penny in an advertising campaign.

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October 9, 2007 1 comment Must Reads