Archive for May 5th, 2008

The Conservative Policy on Treaty Ratification in Action

As Industry Minister Jim Prentice prepared to introduce copyright legislation earlier this year, the Conservatives unveiled a new policy that committed to a 21 day House of Commons review period of any treaty prior to the introduction of any ratifying legislation.  I argued that this would seemingly apply to the […]

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May 5, 2008 3 comments News

Manitoba Teen Charged With Impersonating Teacher on Facebook

A Manitoba teenager has been charged with "personation" after allegedly posing as a teacher on Facebook.  The profile included the teacher's name, photo, and other information.

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May 5, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Angus Warns of DMCA Lobbyist Parade

NDP MP Charlie Angus has warned Canadians to "watch out for a carefully orchestrated pageant by the trade lobbyists." The release notes that "Angus predicts that certain politicians and lobbyists will try to drum up fear over Canada’s reluctance to sign on for heavily restrictive, U.S.-style Digital Millennium Copyright Act […]

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May 5, 2008 4 comments Must Reads