Archive for November 16th, 2010

Lawful Access Bills Would Reshape Internet in Canada

The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities goes back to 1999, when government officials began crafting proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within Canadian networks along with additional legal powers to access surveillance and subscriber information.  The so-called lawful access initiatives stalled in recent years, but my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that earlier this month the government tabled its latest proposal with three bills (C-50, C-51, C-52) that received only limited attention despite their potential to fundamentally reshape the Internet in Canada.

The bills contain a three-pronged approach focused on information disclosure, mandated surveillance technologies, and new police powers.  

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November 16, 2010 85 comments Columns

Lawful Access Bills Would Reshape Internet in Canada

Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 15, 2010 as Lawful Access Legislation Would Reshape Canada’s Internet The push for new Internet surveillance capabilities goes back to 1999, when government officials began crafting proposals to institute new surveillance technologies within Canadian networks along with additional legal powers to access surveillance […]

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November 16, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Copyright Board Rejects Access Copyright Attempt to Exclude

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued a preliminary decision indicating that it is rejecting the attempt by Access Copyright to exclude many intervenors to the proceeding on the university and college tariff.  The Board indicated that faculty, students, and staff should be permitted to participate as objectors.  The decision […]

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November 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Students Call on Government To Drop Book Import Controls

Campus Stores Canada (CSC) and the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) have called on the government to remove aspects of the Copyright Act that increase prices of textbooks, arguing amendments would reduce costs for students.

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November 16, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Stop the Meter

OpenMedia.ca has launched a Stop The Meter campaign focusing on usage based billing concerns.

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November 16, 2010 16 comments Must Reads