Archive for August, 2008

Bannerman on Canada and the WIPO Development Agenda

Sara Bannerman has posted her latest article examining the Canadian position at WIPO on the Development Agenda.

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August 28, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Quebec Group Sues Provincial Government for Failing to Consider Open Source Alternatives

FACIL, a Quebec-based open source software advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the Quebec government for failing to consider open source software alternatives.  FACIL argues in its filing [unofficial English translation] that the government spends millions on proprietary software without objectively evaluating open source alternatives that could enhance the […]

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August 28, 2008 15 comments News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 48: Education Harms – Lessons Must Be Destroyed After the Course

In addition to the prospect of new liability, the lesson provisions include a series of draconian conditions that undermine rather than facilitate education.  For example, Section 30(5)(a) provides that the education institution is required to: destroy any fixation of the lesson within 30 days after the day on which the […]

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August 27, 2008 13 comments News

Where Your Wireless Bill Goes

Wirelessnorth.ca with a great post that shows where your $75 monthly wireless bill goes (hint: lots of profit).

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August 27, 2008 6 comments Must Reads

Telecom Complaints Agency Gets Full-Time Commissioner

The CBC reports that Howard Maker has been named the full-time head of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.

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August 27, 2008 1 comment Must Reads