Archive for March 18th, 2009

Making It Work Copyright Forum

Later today I'll be participating in a copyright forum in Toronto together with MPs Olivia Chow and Charlie Angus, as well as representatives from ACTRA, the Songwriters Association of Canada, and the Canadian Library Association.  Details at the Facebook event page or catch the event streamed on UStream.

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March 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Counting Crows Go Label Free

TechCrunch reports that the Counting Crows had ended their relationship with their music label, following frustration over the inability to aggressively use the Internet.

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March 18, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Canada’s First Street View Service Launched

IT Business reports that Canpages.ca has launched Canada's first street view serivce, with photos of Vancouver, Whistler, and Squamish, B.C.

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March 18, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

The CRTC New Media Hearing – What Comes Next?

With the conclusion of the CRTC New Media hearing last week, the Commission will now digest the many hours of testimony and thousands of pages of documents with the goal of reaching a decision on the future of new media exception/regulation later this year (day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).  While no one knows what the CRTC will do, this posting contains my best guess. 

The hearings highlighted that there are several new media broadcasting platforms and that the potential solutions differ for each.  I think three in particular will garner attention – fixed Internet, wireless/mobile Internet, and Internet radio.

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March 18, 2009 10 comments News