Archive for September, 2009

CAUT Reports SSHRC Funding Threatened Over Conference Support

The CAUT reports that Minister Gary Goodyear, who holds responsibility for science and technology, threatened to withhold federal budget funding to the SSHRC over its support of a controversial academic conference.

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September 29, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Time To Vote: CIRA Board Elections Open Until September 30th

I have been fairly critical of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority in recent months as I sense a discouraging drift away from its mandate of serving the broader public interest.  The best way to influence CIRA is through the Board of Director elections.  This year there are four spots open […]

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September 27, 2009 6 comments News

Local School Boards Owe Thousands In Retroactive Access Copyright Fees

NewsDurhamRegion.com reports that local school boards face six-figure retroactive bills to Access Copyright following a recent Copyright Board of Canada decision. For the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, the retroactive bill amounts to $392,563. The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board was hit with a bill […]

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September 27, 2009 15 comments Must Reads

Pirate Party of Canada Launches Creative Commons Torrent Tracker

The Pirate Party of Canada has launched CaPT, a Creative Commons torrent tracker.  The tracker appears to have attracted interest from several additional music labels.

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September 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

In Defence of Foreign Telecom Players

Derek DeCloet in the Globe and Mail features a column calling for greater Canadian telecom consolidation and an end to foreign ownership restrictions.

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September 27, 2009 3 comments Must Reads