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Canadian Copyright Proposals Criticized

The Globe and Mail's Jack Kapica covers the Canadian Heritage Committee's copyright reform recommendations. Professor Geist comments on the reports's dangers to education and free speech.

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November 11, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Another Angle on Blogging

Professor Geist comments in a Globe and Mail story on the popularity of blogging and its use as a tool for finding employment. The article cites a number of examples where blogs played a role in the job selection process.

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November 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

World Bank Says Most Developing Country E-Gov Projects Fail

The World Bank says that eighty-five percent of e-government projects in developing countries fail either partially or fully. The World Bank funds many e-government projects worldwide such as developing e-trade facilitation systems, e-procurement pilots and one-stop government gateways.

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

India Supreme Court Rules Software a Good, Not Service

The India Supreme Court has ruled that computer software is liable to tax under the provisions of the Sales Tax Act as it is best classified as a good and not a service. The ruling applies to off-the-shelf software.

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Taiwan to Impose Net Content Rating System

The Taiwanese Government Information Office has announced plans to introduce an Internet content rating system. Content will be classified into four major categories — 1) general, 2) protection (barring kids under six), 3) PG-18 (barring those aged under 12, accompanying parents or other adults for those aged between 12 and […]

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled News