Archive for April 9th, 2012

Government Cuts Funding For Community Access Program

The government has quietly notified Community Access Programs across the country that it is cutting funding for the longstanding program that provides Internet access to the public. Statistics Canada’s 2010 Canadian Internet Use Study found that 54% of low income Canadians still do not have Internet access at home. Industry […]

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April 9, 2012 6 comments Must Reads

Government to Review Target’s Entry to Canada on Cultural Grounds

In what feels like an April Fool’s joke but isn’t, the Canadian government will conduct a review of Target’s entry into Canada on the grounds that it sells cultural products such as books. I wrote about the need to drop restrictions on bookseller restrictions in 2010 when Amazon created its […]

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April 9, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

U.S. Online Real Estate Site Claims Canadian Realtor Infringed Copyright

Estately, a Seattle-based online real estate site, filed a DMCA takedown notice against Sutton WestCoast over the look and feel of its website. The complaint succeeded in taking the Canadian site offline.

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April 9, 2012 1 comment Must Reads