Archive for February, 2009

Sirius Canada’s Dream Solution to the Internet Radio Threat

Fascinating discussion at the CRTC New Media hearing with Sirius Canada satellite radio this morning, focusing on the threat from Internet radio.  While acknowledging that it was unlikely to be accepted as a solution, its dream approach would be mandated geo-blocking of Internet radio that does not comply with Canadian […]

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February 27, 2009 13 comments Must Reads

Pilieci on Guitar Hero Success

The Ottawa Citizen's Vito Pilieci posts on the remarkable success of Guitar Hero, where Aerosmith has made more from its Guitar Hero game than any album that it has ever released.

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February 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Doctorow on Music EULAs

Cory Doctorow has a terrific Guardian column on digital download licence agreements.

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February 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CRIA Leads the Way on January Copyright Lobbying

The latest round of lobbying reports, which covers meetings for registered lobbyists, have been posted online.  The Canadian Recording Industry Association led the way on copyright in January with the following meetings: January 9, 2009 – Barry Sookman meeting with Tanya Peat, policy advisor to Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore […]

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February 27, 2009 2 comments News

CRTC New Media Hearings – Day Five: CWTA, DiMA, NFB, CIA, AN

Day five of the CRTC's New Media hearings featured some good exchanges with the CWTA over the profitability of new media over wireless along with evidence that the National Film Board "gets it" when it comes to the Internet and new media.  Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details on […]

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February 26, 2009 3 comments News