Archive for March 30th, 2010

Reviewing CRTC’s Broadcast Policy Decision

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) takes a look back at last week's CRTC broadcast policy decision and report on the consumer impact.  The piece covers much the same terrain as two blog posts on the same issue.  I note that after months of intense lobbying and marketing that pitted broadcasters ("Local TV Matters") against cable and satellite companies ("Stop the TV Tax"), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission weighed in last week with its much-anticipated broadcasting regulatory policy decision.

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March 30, 2010 6 comments Columns

ACTA Podcast Explores Transparency and Substantive Concerns

Surprisingly Free has released a lengthy podcast in which I was interviewed about ACTA.  The 40 minute podcast touches on a wide range of issues including transparency and substance of the agreement.

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March 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads, Podcasts

Angus Defends iPod Levy Proposal

NDP MP Charlie Angus defends his iPod levy proposal in a Toronto Star op-ed and in a Search Engine interview that touches on the proposal, fair dealing, and ACTA.

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March 30, 2010 14 comments Must Reads

Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Cloud Computing

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a report on cloud computing, pointing to many areas that raise potential privacy concerns.

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March 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK Regulator To Get Tough on ISP Speed Promises

The Guardian reports that Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator, is considering mandatory regulation to force ISPs to provide more accurate information on the likeley speeds of their service.

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March 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads