Archive for December, 2009

European Telecom Operators Speak Out on ACTA

The European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association has issued an expert contribution on the ACTA negotiations.  The ETNO expresses concern about the lack of transparency and disproportionate measures under consideration.

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December 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

NZ Government ACTA Briefing Posted Online

The recent New Zealand government ACTA briefing materials have been posted online.  The powerpoint presentation confirms widely known information, but fails to shed new light on the agreement.

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December 18, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

B.C. Musician Upset Over VANOC’s Control of Song Rights

A B.C. musician has voiced her objection to VANOC's demands that she sign away all her rights in order for the Olympic organization to even consider her song for use during the upcoming Games.  After submitting the song, organizers responded with a contract requring her to give up ownership and […]

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December 17, 2009 14 comments Must Reads

Court Rules Bell Must Remove “Most Reliable” Network Ad Claims

The CBC reports that a B.C. judge has ordered Bell Mobility to stop advertising claims that it runs Canada's most reliable network.

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December 17, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Linking Ottawa Record Seller Case With CRIA $6 Billion Class Action

As a follow-up to the Ottawa record store that pleaded guilty to copyright infringement over 100 CDs, the store owner's lawyer makes the connection between CRIA bringing a case against thes store owner while facing a $6 billion class action lawsuit for failing to pay artists.

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December 17, 2009 11 comments Must Reads