Archive for May 1st, 2008

IP Caucus Rolls Out Welcome Mat for the U.S.

Sources indicate that the Parliamentary IP Caucus, co-chaired by Liberal MP Dan McTeague and Conservative Gord Brown, plan to roll out the welcome mat for the U.S. next Wednesday.  The meeting includes a presentation from four representatives from the U.S. Embassy along with a pair of speakers from the Entertainment […]

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May 1, 2008 5 comments News

DFAIT’s Consultation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

The DFAIT consultation period on the anti-counterfeiting trade agreement has now closed.  David Fewer and CIPPIC produced an exceptionally good submission.  My more modest effort is posted below:

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May 1, 2008 9 comments News

New CIRA Whois Policy Strikes Balance Between Privacy and Access

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) focuses this week on the new CIRA whois policy that is scheduled to take effect on June 10, 2008.  The whois issue has attracted little public attention, yet it has been the subject of heated debate within the domain name community for many years.  It revolves around the whois database, a publicly accessible, searchable list of domain name registrant information (as in "who is" the registrant of a particular domain name).

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May 1, 2008 5 comments Columns

The Perils of 911 With VoIP

The CBC reports on the death of a child in Calgary demonstrates some of the challenges of emergency service with VoIP.

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May 1, 2008 3 comments Must Reads

Liberals Threaten Election Over C-10

The Globe and Mail reports that the Liberals have vowed to amend Bill C-10, even if it triggers an election.

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May 1, 2008 2 comments Must Reads