Archive for June 23rd, 2009

Reflecting on the Digital Economy Conference

Ottawa has played host to many digital economy-type conferences over the years.  Many have the same feel with pretty much the same people saying pretty much the same thing.  Yesterday's conference titled Canada's Digital Economy: Moving Forward was different. The primary reason was leadership (the noteworthy impact of Twitter on the proceedings and Terry Matthews' warning against mimicking the U.S. on copyright which he said "has become so extreme that it inhibits creativity and innovation" rank a close behind).  Both Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage James Moore left no doubt that they get it and are determined to craft laws and policies that look ahead rather than behind.

Clement closed the conference by noting how much has changed in the year since Bill C-61 was introduced. Clement said that it was "at least a somewhat different" public policy environment and committed to a copyright consultation this summer:

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June 23, 2009 1 comment Stop CDMCA

Reflecting on the Digital Economy Conference

Ottawa has played host to many digital economy-type conferences over the years.  Many have the same feel with pretty much the same people saying pretty much the same thing.  Yesterday's conference titled Canada's Digital Economy: Moving Forward was different. The primary reason was leadership (the noteworthy impact of Twitter on the proceedings and Terry Matthews' warning against mimicking the U.S. on copyright which he said "has become so extreme that it inhibits creativity and innovation" rank a close behind).  Both Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage James Moore left no doubt that they get it and are determined to craft laws and policies that look ahead rather than behind.

Clement closed the conference by noting how much has changed in the year since Bill C-61 was introduced. Clement said that it was "at least a somewhat different" public policy environment and committed to a copyright consultation this summer:

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June 23, 2009 23 comments News

Cosh on Lawful Access

Colby Cosh in the National Post on lawful access: "No bogus, ill-advised expansion of state power was ever perpetrated on this continent without "families" being hauled out as part of the pretext."

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June 23, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Out of Balance

The Ottawa Citizen has published a masthead editorial on the new lawful access legislation. Titled Out of Balance, the editorial notes that law enforcement has not made the case that the current system has stymied investigations. 

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June 23, 2009 1 comment Must Reads