Archive for February, 2009

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New Zealand this week.  We could be next if we don't speak out.  Learn more about New Zealand's Guilt Upon Accusation copyright reform here. Update: In the face of huge public protest in New Zealand, the government has announced that it is delaying the implementation of S92a.

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February 22, 2009 10 comments News

March Round of ACTA Negotiations Delayed at U.S. Request

Inside U.S. Trade reports (sub required) that the next round of ACTA negotiations, which had been scheduled for next month in Morocco, has been delayed at the request of U.S. officials.  While this does not signal a change in perspective on ACTA, the U.S. did want to provide incoming USTR […]

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February 20, 2009 6 comments News

Saving Canada’s Internet

With only three days left before public comments close on the CRTC's net neutrality hearing (more info on how you can comment here), SaveOurNet.ca is out with a video on why net neutrality is such an important issue.

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February 20, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Canadian Firm Demands Bloggers Stop Using “Netbooks”

CNET reports on efforts by Psion Teklogix, a Mississauga-based company, to send out hundreds of cease and desist letters to manufacturers, retailers, bloggers, and journalists to use stop using the term "netbooks."

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February 20, 2009 6 comments Must Reads

85 Million User Generated Content Creators in 2008

EMarketer reports that there were 85 million user generated content creators in the United States in 2008.

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February 20, 2009 2 comments Must Reads