Archive for February, 2011

Documentary Organization of Canada on C-32’s Digital Lock Rules: Denies Our Freedom of Speech

The Documentary Organization of Canada appeared before the C-32 committee last week and gave a strong presentation on the need for anti-circumvention exception for fair dealing, noting that the current approach raises free speech concerns: The intersection of fair dealing and documentary production has been at the heart of DOC’s […]

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February 23, 2011 11 comments News

Spectrum Consultation Could Form Cornerstone of Digital Policy for Next Decade

As public frustration with the state of telecommunications services such as Internet access and wireless competition mounts, a relatively obscure government consultation on spectrum deserves far more attention. Last November, Industry Canada released a Consultation on a Policy and Technical Framework for the 700 MHz Band and Aspects Related to Commercial Mobile Spectrum. While the title alone is likely enough for most to look elsewhere, my weekly technology column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that no issue will have a greater impact on the next ten years of Canadian digital policy.

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February 22, 2011 12 comments Columns

Spectrum Consult Could Form Cornerstone of Digital Policy for Next Decade

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 20, 2011 as What to do with the Newly Surplus TV Airwaves As public frustration with the state of telecommunications services such as Internet access and wireless competition mounts, a relatively obscure government consultation on spectrum deserves far more attention. Last November, Industry […]

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February 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

IMSLP Faces Renewed Pressure From European Publishers

IMSLP, the International Music Score Library Project, is back in the news as the NY Times covers its popularity and pressure from some music score publishers. The site attracted significant attention in 2007 when it received takedown threats from some European publishers.  Note that contrary to the NY Times characterization […]

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February 22, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Globe Calls for Opening Telecom Foreign Investment

The Globe and Mail has a masthead editorial calling on the government to drop foreign investment restrictions on telecommunications.

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February 22, 2011 1 comment Must Reads