Archive for March 9th, 2010

Backtracking on Foreign Investment in Telecom

The government appears to be backtracking on quickly opening the Canadian telecom market to foreign investment.  Industry Minister Tony Clement's press secretary now says "our government will also be investigating the existing restrictions for the telecommunications industry. This is a complex issue involving changes to business models, rapidly evolving technology, […]

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March 9, 2010 5 comments Must Reads

Canadian Bookseller Association Opposes New Amazon Distribution Network

The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian Bookseller Association is urging the government to block Amazon.com from building a distribution network in Canada.

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March 9, 2010 6 comments Must Reads

Access Copyright Alters Payment System

Quill and Quire reports that Access Copyright has made significant changes in the way it distributes is funds. Eligible creators will now receive payments based on quantity of their output.

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March 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Casting a Vote Against Internet Voting

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 8, 2010 as Hackers, Viruses Threaten Online Voting Validity With the increasing shift from analog to digital, some elections officials are unsurprisingly chomping at the bit to move toward Internet-based voting.  Last year, Elections Canada officials mused about the possibility of online voting […]

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March 9, 2010 4 comments Columns Archive

Joint European Parliament ACTA Transparency Resolution Tabled, Vote on Wednesday

A joint resolution on Transparency and State of Play of ACTA negotiations from virtually all party groups in the European Parliament was tabled earlier today.  It will debated tonight and faces a vote on Wednesday.  If approved, the resolution marks a major development in the fight over ACTA transparency.  It calls for public access to negotiation texts and rules out further confidential negotiations.  Moreover, the EP wants a ban on imposing a three-strikes model, assurances that ACTA will not result in personal searchers at the border, and an ACTA impact assessment on fundamental rights and data protection.  The full resolution:

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March 9, 2010 22 comments News