Archive for July 29th, 2010

Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Digital Divide

In just over one year, Canada is scheduled to complete the digital television transition, as stations switch from analog to digital broadcasts. While cable and satellite subscribers will not notice the change, over one million Canadians that rely on over-the-air signals will be affected.  Despite the experience in other countries that left many consumers without digital converter boxes staring at blank screens, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) argues the Canadian government seems content to leave the switch to the private sector, implausibly claiming “industry-led solutions will ensure a smooth transition for consumers.”

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Civil Society Groups Warn on ACTA and Access To Medicines

Civil society groups have written to the European Commission warning about the impact of ACTA on access to medicines. The letter cites numerous concerns based on the July leaked text.  The next meeting will be a private meeting in August between the EU and the US as they attempt to […]

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Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Digital Divide

digtvcolumn Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 26, 2010 as Digital TV Transition Could Lead to New Divide In just over one year, Canada is scheduled to complete the digital television transition, as stations switch from analog to digital broadcasts. While cable and satellite subscribers will not notice the […]

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