Post Tagged with: "internet"

CRTC Launches Commercial Radio Review

The CRTC quietly launched its commercial radio review on Friday (the Canadian Association of Broadcasters sought a delay that was rejected).  The review promises to attract considerable interest as the Commission has signaled its intention to consider the impact of the Internet and new technologies on the music industry.  In […]

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January 14, 2006 5 comments News

The Public Good Pays the Price

While some people may be taking a breather with the arrival of summer, commentary on Bill C-60 continues to trickle in.  The latest comes from Brian Bowman, a lawyer in Winnipeg who writes a regular column for the Winnipeg Free Press.  The paper features Copyright Changes Both Right and Wrong […]

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July 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet

Canadian Library Association link

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May 24, 2005 Comments are Disabled Conferences

What Do You Want the Internet To Be?

My weekly Law Bytes column (homepage version) highlights several potential Canadian policies that may create a very different Internet. They include ubiquitous network surveillance through the lawful access initiative, ISPs that engage in packet preferencing as in the two cases last week involving Vonage and Telkom Kenya, a new extended license that would require schools to pay millions of dollars for content that is currently freely available on the Internet, and rules that make it far easier to remove an allegedly infringing song than to remove dangerous child pornography. It concludes by riffing on an old Nortel ad campaign by asking whether this is really what we want the Internet to be?

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March 7, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

Will Canadian Cultural Policy Survive in the Age of the Internet?

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines several recent Canadian legal developments including CRTC hearings on satellite radio and VoIP, a Quebec court decision on satellite television, and copyright reform, arguing that the common thread through the cases how to […]

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns