Archive for April 19th, 2012

The CISPA Impact in Canada

The EFF has an important post on the potential impact of CISPA – the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing & Protection Act of 2011 – on Canada. The EFF argues that “if CISPA passes in the U.S., Canadians could expect great political pressure to adopt similar measures in Canada.” In fact, […]

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April 19, 2012 6 comments Must Reads

Public Safety Claims Telecom Ownership Liberalization a National Security Threat

Fresh off Bill C-30, the Internet surveillance legislation, Public Safety Canada now says that opening the Canadian telecom market to foreign ownership “would pose a considerable risk to public safety and national security.”

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April 19, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Note to Publishers: Your Addiction to DRM is Killing You

Mathew Ingram posts on why publishers’ emphasis on DRM is hurting the industry, not infringers. Meanwhile, the e-book price fixing lawsuits in the U.S. appear to have migrated to Canada.

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April 19, 2012 3 comments Must Reads

Why You Should Care About the TPP

Public Knowledge has created an excellent new website on the copyright implications of the Trans Pacific Partnership. I wrote about the TPP and Canadian copyright earlier this year (here and here).

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April 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canada Joins International Open Government Partnership

Canada formally joined the International Open Government Partnership yesterday with 12 commitments in an Action Plan that will be implemented over a three year period.

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April 19, 2012 2 comments Must Reads