Archive for November, 2007

CRIA Cash Crunch?

Reports indicate that EMI is thinking about cutting the funding it provides to IFPI, RIAA, and other national recording industry lobby groups.  Given that CRIA is promoting the use of the DRM, while EMI has dropped it, this could mean less funding for CRIA just 18 months after the major […]

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November 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Oregon State A.G. Says RIAA May Be Spying on Students

P2Pnet has coverage and the court filing.

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November 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Making of Canada’s Copyright Bill

Great parody of the making of the forthcoming copyright bill that rings a bit too close to reality.

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November 29, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Canada to Create Spectrum Set Aside in Wireless Auction

Industry Minister Jim Prentice has just announced that the government will put in place measures as part of the forthcoming spectrum auction to encourage greater competition within the Canadian wireless market.  Prentice acknowledged that Canadian wireless pricing is too high, particularly for data.  Accordingly, they will set aside a significant […]

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November 28, 2007 16 comments News

Globe Then Says Fear the Pirates

This morning the Globe and Mail has published a story on its front page on the first arrest under the new anti-camcording provision.  The same arrest (arrest, not conviction) that was reported and blogged about two weeks ago. Update: Appropriation Art files a complaint over similar coverage at CTV, while […]

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November 28, 2007 2 comments Must Reads