Archive for March 16th, 2012

Who Pays for Online Surveillance?: Police Recommended “Public Safety” Tax on Internet Bills

One of the major unanswered questions about Bill C-30, the lawful access/online surveillance bill, is who will pay for the costs associated with responding to law enforcement demands for subscriber information (“look ups”) and installation of surveillance equipment (“hook ups”). Christopher Parsons has an excellent post that takes a shot […]

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March 16, 2012 56 comments News

lawfulaccesscosts

lawfulaccesscosts.pdf

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March 16, 2012 Comments are Disabled General

Strong Majority in BC Oppose Lawful Access

The Globe reports on a new BC poll that finds that a strong majority of provincial residents oppose Bill C-30. The report indicates 73% oppose the online surveillance bill and 55% strongly oppose it.

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March 16, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The $8 Billion iPod

Great, great TED talk from Rob Reid on the funny numbers often promoted by music and movie lobby groups in the context of copyright.

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March 16, 2012 2 comments Must Reads