Archive for March 1st, 2009

CRTC New Media Hearings – Day Seven: Sirius Canada, MoboVivo, TEN Broadcasting

Day seven of the CRTC's New Media hearings included a discussion of the threat of Internet radio to satellite radio providers.  Sirius called for a levy on ISPs and WSPs, after noting that its preferred solution, geo-blocking of non-compliant content, was unlikely.  Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details. Thanks […]

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March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

CRTC New Media Hearings – Day Six: CBC, ADISQ, Shaw Rocket Fund, ACT, Corus

Day six of the CRTC's New Media hearings featured extensive discussion with the CBC, which backed off an earlier proposal to license online aggregators.  Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details on his blog. 

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March 1, 2009 2 comments News

UK Government Backs Open Source

The BBC reports that the UK government has announced plans for support for open standards and open source software.

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March 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Amazon Caves on Kindle

Amazon has caved to pressure from the Authors Guild, who indicated that it might sue over the text-to-speech technology in the Kindle.  Amazon maintained that the feature was legal, but presumably dropped the feature for business reasons.

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March 1, 2009 3 comments Must Reads