Last month I conducted an hour-long interview with Leo Laporte and Tom Merritt on a new TWiT program called Triangulation. The interview focuses primarily on ACTA and Canadian copyright reform.
Archive for January, 2011
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has invited the public to provide submissions on its open government study. I appeared before the committee last month.
The House of Commons resumes next week with hearings on Bill C-32 likely to pick up where they left off in December. As I noted last week, the Bill C-32 committee has invited Canadians to provide their views on the bill in email submissions due no later than January 31, 2011. The call for comments has attracted some attention, leading to some posting their responses online:
- Project Gutenberg Canada
- CLUE: Canada’s Association for Free/Libre and Open Source Software policy co-ordinator Russell McOrmond
- Professor Meera Nair, Simon Fraser University
- Option Key
- Karl Plesz
- Ben Harack
A reminder that the Committee has set the following parameters:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has stated that he’s worried about the download caps imposed by Canadian ISPs, acknowledging that they could be “a significant negative for Netflix.â€
The CRTC has ruled that Videotron violated undue preference rules when it gave its video-on-demand service exclusive rights to some of its broadcaster programs. The Commission ordered the company to provide the programs to Telus and Bell.