Archive for July 20th, 2009

Copyright Consultation Launches: Time For Canadians To Speak Out

The Canadian copyright consultation has launched with a site that offers Canadians several ways to ensure that their voices are heard.  As expected, there is a direct submission process, an online discussion forum, and a calendar that includes information on roundtables (by invitation only) and public town halls (the public […]

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July 20, 2009 24 comments News

Copyright Consultation Launches: Time For Canadians To Speak Out

The Canadian copyright consultation has launched with a site that offers Canadians several ways to ensure that their voices are heard.  As expected, there is a direct submission process, an online discussion forum, and a calendar that includes information on roundtables (by invitation only) and public town halls (the public […]

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July 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Canada’s Position on a WIPO Treaty for the Blind

Russell McOrmond examines the evidence on whether Canada is trying to block a WIPO Treaty for the Blind. His review includes an MP3 of a talk at WIPO by Doug George, DFAIT's director on IP and Canads's lead ACTA negotiator.

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July 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CRTC Net Neutrality Hearing Open Door To Regulatory Action

Regulatory hearings on Internet traffic management practices held in windowless rooms in Gatineau, Quebec in the middle of summer are not likely candidates to attract much attention.  Yet, as my weekly technology column notes (Toronto Star version, homepage version) for seven days this month, hundreds of Canadians listened to webcasts of Internet service providers defend their previously secret practices while engaging in a robust debate on net neutrality. The interest in the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing may have caught the regulator off-guard (the webcast traffic was, by a wide margin, its most ever for a hearing), but it was the testimony itself that was the greatest source of surprise.

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July 20, 2009 15 comments Columns

Net Neutrality Hearing Paves The Way for Action

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 20, 2009 as Web Neutrality Hearings Paving The Way For Action Regulatory hearings on Internet traffic management practices held in windowless rooms in Gatineau, Quebec in the middle of summer are not likely candidates to attract much attention.  Yet for seven days this […]

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July 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive