Archive for May, 2008

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

Copyright Conferences and Balance

With all the talk this week about the PPF conference, the Conference Board of Canada is out with its own two-day conference in late May that is the most unbalanced Canadian copyright conference in recent memory.

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May 1, 2008 5 comments Must Reads

Kerr on Searching for the Privacy Balance

My colleague Ian Kerr has a great op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen on last week's Supreme Court of Canada privacy-related decisions.

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May 1, 2008 1 comment Must Reads