Archive for June 17th, 2008

CRTC Raises Prospect of Major Net Neutrality Consultation

One year ago, the telecommunications companies were seeking to downplay the importance of net neutrality.  It would appear that the CRTC is not buying that anymore.  In a speech to the 2008 Canadian Telecom Summit, CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein had the following to say about the issue:

Another issue of increasing importance is net neutrality.

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June 17, 2008 10 comments News

“Is Big Brother Getting a Boost?”

So asks the Owen Sound Sun-Times in a editorial about the Canadian DMCA that appears in several Osprey Media newspapers throughout Ontario.  The editorial opens with "proposed legislation is going to make Canada a nation of criminals."  Local media coverage is similarly negative – the Westcoaster titles its coverage "copywrong […]

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June 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part Two

The week in the life of the Canadian DMCA continues (day one here) with Rona, Jim and Josee's ten year old daughter.  Rona is a huge American Idol fan, faithfully watching each episode and buying CDs released by former contestants with her savings.  Last January, Jim set the family's PVR […]

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June 17, 2008 46 comments News

A Week in the Life of the Canadian DMCA: Part Two

The week in the life of the Canadian DMCA continues (day one here) with Rona, Jim and Josee's ten year old daughter.  Rona is a huge American Idol fan, faithfully watching each episode and buying CDs released by former contestants with her savings.  Last January, Jim set the family's PVR […]

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June 17, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Christopher Moore on the C-61 Educational Exemption

Christopher Moore points to one area where I think both user and creator rights advocates should agree  – the educational exemption in C-61 is bad, bad policy.

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June 17, 2008 3 comments Must Reads