Archive for May 6th, 2009

European Parliament Rejects Telecom Package Due to Internet Rights Concerns

The political importance of Internet rights became apparent yet again today as the European Parliament rejected the entire Telecoms Package due to support for access to the Internet as a fundamental right (see also here and here).  That amendment is a direct challenge to the three strikes approach (ie. graduated […]

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May 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canada’s Pitiful Open Source Activity Ranking

Georgia Tech University and Red Hat, a leading open source company (incidentally co-founded by Canadian Bob Young) recently released a new global open source ranking.  The study identifies 75 countries with the most open source activity, including development and adoption by both government and industry.  Most of the top ranked […]

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May 6, 2009 18 comments News

The Star on the Do-Not-Call List

The Toronto Star features a masthead editorial on the do-not-call list, arguing that it is losing credibility and noting that if the CRTC waits much longer it will become "an invitation to harassment."

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May 6, 2009 5 comments Must Reads

The Economist Debates Copyright

The Economist is conducting a weeklong debate on copyright with the question for discussion "This house believes that existing copyight laws do more harm than good."

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May 6, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Vancouver Sun on the USTR Special 301 Report

The headline says it all – U.S. Falsely Claims Canada is Lax on Digital Piracy.

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May 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads