Archive for April, 2011

U.S. Confirmed as “Lone Hold Out” on ACTA Transparency

KEI has obtained a new document under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act that confirms that the U.S. was the “lone hold out” in disclosing drafts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement during the Summer of 2010.

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April 27, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Netflix on Canadian Data Caps

Netflix on the use of data caps by Canadian ISPs: data caps are actually a very poor way to manage demand and limit Internet congestion. All of the costs of supplying residential broadband are for supporting the peak loads, typically Sunday  nights for residential customers.  Bandwidth consumed off-peak is completely […]

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April 27, 2011 29 comments News

Election 2011: The Digital Policy Surprises

Digital policies may not have played a starring role in the current election campaign, but neither have they been ignored. My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes that for the first time, all major political parties have devoted a section of their platform to digital issues and both the Liberals and New Democrats ran events focused on digital policy. While there is general agreement on the key issues – topping the list are Internet access and pricing, telecom competition, copyright, and the privacy-security balance – each party offers a surprise that gives some insight into its digital policy priorities.

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April 26, 2011 20 comments Columns

Shaw Planning to Implement UBB This Summer

Shaw executives told an analyst call last week that the company plans to move forward with usage based billing plans as early as this summer.

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April 26, 2011 5 comments Must Reads

Election 2011: The Digital Policy Surprises

Appeared in the Toronto Star on April 24, 2011 as Federal party platforms all offer surprises on digital policy Digital policies may not have played a starring role in the current election campaign, but neither have they been ignored. For the first time, all major political parties have devoted a […]

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April 25, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive