Archive for July 13th, 2009

New Zealand Releases Consultation on Revised Three Strikes Proposal

The New Zealand government has posted a public consultation on its revamped three strikes copyright proposal.  Creative Freedom NZ provides a quick take.

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July 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Questions For Bell

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein closed today's session of the network management hearing by noting that the "Bell interrogation" will begin tomorrow morning. With Bell the final party to appear, the previous six days have raised many questions in need of answers.  I've posted some below.  Readers should feel free to add here or post to Twitter (#q4bell).

Traffic management

  • Your disclosure statement indicates that you shape from 4:30 pm to 2:00 am?  Why not more specifically during periods of congestion?
  • Your online disclosure does not specify the reduction in speeds due to shaping.  What are they?
  • Rogers claims that P2P causes congestion at all times.  Do you have a different experience?
  • Many major carriers from both DSL and cable do not traffic shape at all.  Why the difference?
  • Do you traffic shape upload and download or just upload?
  • What are the minimum speeds for upload (Shaw's are 80 kilobits/sec)?
  • What percentage of bandwidth is reserved for P2P traffic (Shaw is 30%)?
  • What percentage of your users are active P2P users?
  • Is the shaping the same for all customers regardless of the tiered service?
  • Do you shape wireless data services?
  • Have you tried economic approaches (ie. Videotron's caps) to address congestion?
  • What would be your costs to adopt the Comcast approach?
  • Have you considered the Juniper technology of customer controlled prioritization?
  • How do you address the privacy concerns associated with DPI?
  • Do you have any information on the throttling experience raised by the CFTPA presentation?

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July 13, 2009 32 comments News

Canada Shedding Reputation as Illegal Camcording Haven

CP reports on declining numbers of illegal camcords being traced to Canada with some claiming that it is a result of new anti-camcording legislation.

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July 13, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

UK Report Says Users Shifting From P2P To Streaming

A UK report says that file sharing is dropping among teenagers as many switch to streaming services such as YouTube and Spotify.

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July 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Opposition MPs Call on CRTC To Name DNCL Violators

Liberal and NDP MPs are calling on the CRTC to name names by disclosing the identities of the companies fined under the do-not-call list.  The CRTC refuses to name the names if the companies pay the applicable fine.

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July 13, 2009 4 comments Must Reads