Archive for December 16th, 2010

Liberals Stake Out Positions on Bill C-32

In the aftermath of the “No iPod Tax” event earlier this week, the Liberals have come forward this morning with specific positions on Bill C-32.  The announcement is welcome since it helps clarify where the party stands and specifically where compromise is needed if the bill is to be passed.  […]

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December 16, 2010 75 comments News

C-32 Committee Hearings on Hold Until At Least Late January

Despite initial plans for a Bill C-32 hearing yesterday, the Legislative Committee postponed its scheduled hearing. The next hearing is unlikely to occur at least until January 31, 2011.

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December 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Anti-Spam Bill Receives Royal Assent

On May 11, 2004, the Government launched Canada’s Task Force on Spam.  I was honoured to participate on the Task Force, which unanimously recommended anti-spam legislation its report issued on May 17, 2005.  Yesterday – 2038 days after the release of the report – Bill C-28, the anti-spam bill, received […]

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December 16, 2010 2 comments Must Reads

Henshaw Asks Questions About Levies

Jim Henshaw, a well known screenwriter, has posted some interesting questions about private copying levies, the secrecy associated with revenue distributions, and the actual benefits to creators.

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December 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Manitoba Launches Consultation on Cell Phone Contracts

The Government of Manitoba’s Consumer Protection Office has launched a consultation on consumer cellphone contracts that includes questions on locked phones, early termination of service, and disclosure issues.

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December 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads