Archive for November, 2010

Q. Do Digital Locks Trump Educational Fair Dealing? A. Yes

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November 26, 2010 36 comments News

Liberals Preparing C-32 Amendments on Digital Locks & Fair Dealing

The Wire Report reports that the Liberals are preparing amendments to Bill C-32 to address digital locks and fair dealing.  The digital lock reforms will apparently address the consumer rights concerns, as Garneau notes in the article that “we believe that if somebody has legitimately bought a work and wants […]

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November 26, 2010 12 comments News

C-32 Legislative Committee, Day Two: Clement & Moore Take Centre Stage

The second public meeting of the C-32 legislative committee took place yesterday with Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore taking centre stage.  The eventful day included a frank admission from government officials that the digital lock provisions trump educational rights.  There is coverage from Postmedia and the CBC.  The key moments from the Moore & Clement discussion:

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November 26, 2010 4 comments News

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance Concerned With C-32’s Digital Lock Rules

The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, one of Canada’s leading technology associations with small, medium, and large technology companies as members, has posted an issues brief that includes criticism of Bill C-32’s approach to digital locks.  According to CATA: Like many stakeholders, the members of the coalition are concerned that the […]

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November 25, 2010 15 comments News

Rogers Reportedly Considering Extra Fees for Wireless Data Priority

Electronista reports that Rogers is considering implementing a new “Data Priority Service” that would prioritize subscriber data packets for a monthly fee.

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November 25, 2010 10 comments Must Reads