Archive for December 1st, 2009

ECPA (C-27) Passes House of Commons, Moves to Senate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act, Canada's anti-spam bill (Bill C-27) passed through the House of Commons yesterday as a motion to support sending the bill to the Senate received approval.  The bill received all-party support but will undoubtedly face an intense lobbying campaign at the Senate.  Copyright lobbyists, real estate […]

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December 1, 2009 5 comments News

CMAJ To Drop Open Access In January

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has announced that it will cease being an open access journal beginning in January 2010 with plans to restrict some content to subscribers. Canadian medical researchers who wish to publish in an open access journal can still publish in Open Medicine, a peer-reviewed, independent open […]

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December 1, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

ACTA Leak Generates Wide Coverage

The latest ACTA leak generated a new round of press coverage, with articles from AOL Daily Finance and Wired.  Meanwhile, European ISPs are expressing their concern with ACTA.

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December 1, 2009 4 comments Must Reads

Secret ACTA Deal To Change IT Forever

Rafael Ruffolo posts an opinion piece for ComputerWorld Canada that focuses on the impact of ACTA on IT industry.

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December 1, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

CRTC Launches Online Consultation Site on Fee-For-Carriage

The Canadian Press reports on a new CRTC online consultation site on the fee-for-carriage issue.  The online consultation runs until December 21st.

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December 1, 2009 3 comments Must Reads