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Michael Geist's Blog

Debunking the Wireless Myth Busters, Redux

Peter Nowak has a great post that takes another look at the state of the Canadian wireless market. Nowak uses the latest data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Wireless Matrix to find that the Canadian carriers' ARPU ranks as the highest in the world, that profit margin is the fifth highest in the world, and that Canada's smartphone penetration is not nearly as strong as some suggest.
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European Commission Study Finds Online Music Piracy Doesn't Hurt Sales

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has released a report that finds that online music piracy does not harm sales. The report examined the browsing habits of more than 16,000 European consumers. It found that an increase in clicks on infringing sites led to a small increase in clicks on authorized music sales sites.
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Federal Librarians Muzzled Under New Code of Conduct

The National Post has a disturbing story on a new code of conduct at Library and Archives Canada, which appears to muzzle librarians, going so far as to describe teaching or speaking at conferences as "high risk".
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