Archive for November 16th, 2007

CPCC Moves to Strike CRIA Intervention in iPod Levy Case

Earlier this week, I noted that CRIA has submitted its brief in the iPod levy case and that it appeared to ignore the judge's ruling that it limit its argument to the core issue before the court.  Apparently, I was not the only one to notice the similarity between CRIA's initial request to intervene and this most recent brief.  The CPCC has wasted no time in submitting its own motion to the Federal Court of Appeal asking it to strike out the entire brief.  According to the CPCC:

"An examination of CRIA's Memorandum shows that it is nothing more than a condensed version of the representations contained in its motion to intervene.  By addressing the seven issues identified in its motion CRIA has blatantly disregarded the ruling of this Court, which ordered that 'CRIA shall address only the three major issues before this Court…"

The CPCC is also furious that CRIA raised issues about the impact of P2P downloading and compliance with the Berne Convention, when there is no evidence on those issues before the court. 

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November 16, 2007 8 comments News

Canadian Copyright Bill “Weeks Away”

Dierdre McMurdy of the Ottawa Citizen confirms widespread speculation that a copyright bill is only a few weeks away.  The article notes the strong link between the bill and U.S. pressure with reports of meetings between U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins and both Industry Minister Jim Prentice and Canadian […]

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November 16, 2007 10 comments News

Canadian Mobile Data Rates on the Decline

The Seaboard Group has a study that points to a significant decline in mobile data rates in Canada since June, particularly for Bell and Telus customers.  That timing coincides with the release of the iPhone and the mounting criticism of Canada's lack of competitiveness in mobile data pricing.

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November 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Comcast Sued Over Traffic Shaping

The lawsuit is here, details on an FCC petition from Vuze here, and it is worth noting that the claims would seemingly be at home up here.

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November 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled Neutrality

Comcast Sued Over Traffic Shaping

The lawsuit is here, details on an FCC petition from Vuze here, and it is worth noting that the claims would seemingly be at home up here.

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November 16, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads