Archive for January 18th, 2011

The Roadmap to a Compromise on Bill C-32

Yesterday I posted on the urgent need for Canadians to speak out on Bill C-32, with the committee examining the bill inviting email submissions until January 31, 2011.  The post included links to several background posts on the bill, digital locks, and fair dealing.  A more specific proposal on digital lock reforms can be found here.  This week I also have a guest op-ed in the Hill Times (HT version, homepage version) that suggests that the roadmap to a compromise on Bill C-32 can be found among the various policy comments from the political parties late last year.

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January 18, 2011 10 comments Columns

CWTA Divided Over Consumer Protection Laws for Wireless Services

Mobilicity, one of the new wireless entrants, has issued a stinging release criticizing the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association over its response to the Manitoba consultation on consumer protection for wireless users.  The release includes: “We deeply disagree with the CWTA’s disregard for the need for more consumer protection not only […]

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January 18, 2011 3 comments News

Broadcasters Criticize CRTC Plan for Publicizing Digital Transition

Cartt.ca examines (sub required) the broadcaster responses to the CRTC’s plan to publicize the forthcoming broadcast digital transition.  CTV argues that the planned public service announcements would result in millions in lost advertising revenue.

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January 18, 2011 11 comments Must Reads

The Roadmap to a Compromise on Bill C-32

Appeared in the Hill Times on January 17, 2011 as Liberals’ Copyright Position may Provide Roadmap to C-32 Compromise The last week of Parliamentary activity in 2010 struck many as a new low point for Bill C-32, the copyright reform bill.  The legislative committee examining the bill met only once, […]

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