Archive for July 13th, 2010

The Digital Economy Strategy Consultation: My Submission

Last night I submitted my response to the government’s digital economy strategy consultation.  A text version is posted below. A PDF version can be downloaded here.

The submission touches on a wide range of issues, including general concerns such as who leads the strategy, who pays for it, and the value in identifying openness as a general principle.  It then discusses specific concerns around infrastructure (broadband networks, net neutrality,  digital television transition, foreign investment), capacity to innovate (spam, security breach disclosure, Privacy Act, lawful access), and digital content (copyright reform, open data, open access, digitization, domain names).

Update: The submission has now been posted on the consultation website.

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July 13, 2010 1 comment News

EU Expresses Anger Over U.S. “Hypocrisy” on ACTA

A hearing on ACTA at the European Parliament today laid open the growing divide between the EU and the U.S. over the agreement.  EU Commissioner De Gucht stated that the talks have been disappointing and that there is "slight hypocrisy from the U.S. over the protection of geographical indications."  Concludes […]

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July 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Next Rounds of ACTA Talks – DC and Japan

IP Justice reports that the next round of ACTA talks will occur later this month in Washington, to be followed by another round of talks in Japan in September.

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July 13, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Pelmorex Calls on Government To Open Data

Pelmorex, which owns the Weather Network, makes the case for open data in its submission to the Digital Economy Strategy: The Government of Canada should continue and expand it practice of adopting digital technologies and making its own digital content freely available. An example of government’s success in this area […]

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July 13, 2010 9 comments News

Moore: From Confrontation to No Comment

Yesterday I posted an annotated version of Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore's "radical extremist" speech from last month.  That speech urged confrontation with critics of Bill C-32, but when the Georgia Straight asked him to comment on the bill, he refused.

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July 13, 2010 8 comments Must Reads