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Looking Back at 2017: My Top Ten Posts

With 2018 nearly upon us, many sites are taking a moment to reflect back on the past year and the posts and issues that attracted the most attention. On my site, the top issues are easy to spot: net neutrality, privacy, copyright, website blocking and Netflix issues dominate the top ten. My top ten new posts published in 2017:

  1. As the U.S. Retreats, Canada Doubles Down on Net Neutrality
  2. Trump’s Executive Order Eliminates Privacy Act Protections for Foreigners
  3. Why Abandoning Net Neutrality in the U.S. Matters in Canada
  4. Canadian Telcos Take Aim at Kodi Addon Site With Shocking Search: True Purpose to “Destroy Livelihood of the Defendant”
  5. Bell Calls for CRTC-Backed Website Blocking System and Complete Criminalization of Copyright in NAFTA
  6. Bell Leads on Radical Proposal for CRTC-Backed Mandatory Website Blocking System
  7. Canada Revenue Agency Obtains Broad Court Order for Years of PayPal Data
  8. Netflix Canada and the Misleading Claims About “Level Playing Fields”
  9. Canadian DMCA in Action: Court Awards Massive Damages in First Major Anti-Circumvention Copyright Ruling
  10. Not Just Bell: Shaw Calls on CRTC to Support Website Blocking

Just missing the top ten were posts on wireless overage charges and the Access Copyright/York copyright trial court ruling.

It was a busy year and with the copyright review, CRTC consultation on broadcast, trade negotiations, and a myriad of other Internet issues, 2018 promises to be a critically important year for digital law and policy. Happy new year to all and thanks for reading!

2 Comments

  1. that was… chilling.

  2. The result of free books: Coach House has just suspended its poetry book program.

    Congratulations, “books should be free” people.

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