Archive for January, 2009

Masnick on the Music Industry Mindset

Mike Masnick of TechDirt reports on the music industry's mindset based on comments at the MidemNet conference in France.

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January 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Obama Transition: Technology, Innovation and Government Reform

On the day of the Obama Inauguration, it is worth taking four minutes to watch this video on the transition team focusing on technology, innovation, and government.  The new president has advisors promoting the public domain, access to government information, mashups, and the experimentation with technology.  While many Canadians lament […]

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January 20, 2009 1 comment News

CRTC Net Neutrality Interrogatories

Mark Goldberg points to a tabulated response summarizing the interrogatory responses in the CRTC's net neutrality proceeding.

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January 20, 2009 4 comments Must Reads

Dutch Study Finds File Sharing Provides Positive Economic Impact

Slashdot points to a new Dutch study that finds that file sharing has positive economic effect on social welfare. The study, completed by several independent groups on behalf of the Dutch Ministries of Education, Economic Affairs, and Justice, acknowledges that file sharing may lead to some reduced sales for some […]

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January 19, 2009 2 comments News

Isle of Man To Create Legalized P2P

According to a New York Times article, the Isle Of Man plans to establish a legalized peer-to-peer system, similar to the one proposed by the Songwriters Association of Canada. The Isle of Man system would involve a monthly license fee paid with broadband subscriptions and then allow for legal downloading […]

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January 19, 2009 3 comments Must Reads