Archive for January, 2011

Triangulation: My Interview with Leo Laporte and Tom Merritt

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.

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January 28, 2011 1 comment Must Reads, News Interviews, Tv / Radio

House of Commons Committee Invites Comments on Open Government

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.

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January 28, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Canadians Speaking Out on Bill C-32: Only Five Days Left

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:

A reminder that the Committee has set the following parameters:

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January 27, 2011 16 comments News

Netflix CEO: Canadian ISP Caps “Significant Negative”

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.”

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January 27, 2011 18 comments Must Reads

CRTC Rules Videotron Violated Undue Preference Rules on Video-on-Demand Service

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.

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January 27, 2011 1 comment Must Reads