Archive for September 23rd, 2009

Why Canada Is About To Fall Further Behind the U.S. on Tech Policy

CNET has posted an interesting interview with U.S. Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra.  In a week where the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission has called for an open Internet supported by net neutrality principles enshrined into law, Chopra gives a good sense of where the U.S. is headed […]

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September 23, 2009 8 comments News

CIRPA Calls for Longer Data Retention To Facilitate Lawsuits

The Canadian Independent Record Production Association has posted its submission to the copyright consultation.  Notwithstanding the industry's repeated assurances that it does not plan to file lawsuits in Canada, CIRPA calls on the government to establish "the retention of data by users for a sufficient period to allow for effective […]

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September 23, 2009 9 comments Must Reads

Entertainment Software Association Suggests Using ACTA To Force Canadian DMCA

The US-EU Working Group on IPR Enforcement is holding a meeting in Washington today and Canada has apparently been a regular topic of discussion.  Judit Rius Sanjuan of KEI is twittering from the event, but the one report that was most troubling was from Meredith Fllak.  She indicated that the […]

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September 23, 2009 7 comments Must Reads

Business Software Alliance on Canadian Piracy Rates

"It's certainly at the low end and it's improving."

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September 23, 2009 3 comments Must Reads