Archive for April 25th, 2008

ACA2K

The African Copyright & Access to Knowledge Project, a major new copyright initiative, is launching today to coincide with World Intellectual Property Day.  Supported by IDRC and the Shuttleworth Foundation, the project will examine copyright laws throughout the continent.  My colleague Jeremy deBeer is part of the research team.

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April 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Security Breach Disclosure Bill May Fall Short

Canwest reports that the federal government plans to introduce new security breach disclosure legislation that will provide considerable discretion for when businesses disclose instances of security breaches.  There are apparently no penalties for failure to disclose.  Given the potential impact of identity theft and the incentives to keep breaches secret, […]

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April 25, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Wilkins Confirms Copyright Discussions at SPP

U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins gave a lengthy interview following the SPP meeting this week that is available as an MP3 file.  Wilkins says that there was a general discussion on copyright and that the U.S. continues to advocate for a "stronger copyright law" but that there were no […]

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April 25, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Wireless Nomad Supports CAIP at the CRTC

Wireless Nomad, a Toronto-based ISP co-op, has filed a submission with the CRTC in support of CAIP in the Bell throttling issue.

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April 25, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Nominet to Establish Multi-Million Pound Fund for Net Community

Nominet, which manages the dot-uk domain, has established a Nominet Foundation to distribute millions of pounds for the benefit of the UK Internet community.  CIRA has discussed creating a similar foundation, though plans appear to have floundered over the past year.

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April 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads