Archive for September 15th, 2009

Jesse Brown: Publicly Funded Content Should Be Public Domain

Jesse Brown of Search Engine has a guest post at BoingBoing that stirred up considerable discussion.  Brown argues that publicly funded content should be released to the public domain within five years of creation.

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September 15, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

5 Major Research Universities Endorse Open-Access Journals

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley have signed a compact agreeing to the “timely establishment” of mechanisms for providing financial support for free open-access journals.  Where are Canadian universities on open […]

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September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

British Cellphone Calculator Helps Cut Bills By 42%

The CBC reports that a regulatory-sanctioned cellphone cost calculator saves users an average of 42 percent on their monthly bills.

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September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

MTS, Acanac Take Net Fight With Bell To Federal Court

The CBC reports that MTS Allstream and Acanac have filed a motion with the Federal Court of Appeal seeking reversal of the CRTC's usage based billing decision.

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September 15, 2009 2 comments Must Reads