Archive for December, 2009

Anti-Spam, Lawful Access To Die With Parliament Prorogation

Reports this morning indicate that the government plans to prorogue Parliament, effectively shutting it down until March. One of the effects of prorogation is that all bills that have not received royal assent die and must be restarted from the beginning when a new Parliament begins.  While the government can […]

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December 30, 2009 16 comments News

Canadian Gov’t Convinces German ISP To Shut Down Environmental Parody Sites

The Canadian government has convinced a German ISP to shut down two environmental parody sites that were developed by the "Yes Men" and garnered considerable attention during the Copenhagen climate conference.  The ISP complied with the request without seeking a court order first and in the process blocked an additional […]

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December 30, 2009 9 comments News

Small Toronto Firm Beats Google in Domain Name Dispute

Groovle, a Toronto-based firm, has defeated Google in a domain name dispute case.  Google claimed that the domain was confusingly similar to its own, but an NAF panel disagreed.

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December 30, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Fee-For-Carriage Fight Brews In The U.S.

The NY Times reports on the fee-for-carriage fight brewing in the U.S. (where carriage is optional and fees are negotiating).  Denis McGrath highlights some of the key differences between the U.S. and Canada on this issue.

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December 30, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

The Mad Hatter Calls Out Sookman

The Mad Hatter has a detailed post identifying a series of inaccuracies and misleading statements in a new post by CRIA lobbyist Barry Sookman on Canada and P2P.  Sookman has now heavily edited the post, though many of the same claims can be found in other documents.

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December 29, 2009 7 comments Must Reads