Post Tagged with: "ISP"

Telus Blocks Subscriber Access to Union Website

Reports today indicate that Telus is currently blocking access to Voices for Change, a website run by the Telecommunications Workers Union.  The company has confirmed that its nearly one million subscribers are blocked from accessing the site, though it is obviously available to just about everyone else (and presumably to […]

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July 24, 2005 6 comments News

The ISP March Toward Packet Preferencing Continues

Mark Evans, a reporter with the National Post, reports on his blog that Clearwire has established a terms of use that effectively excludes services such as Vonage and BitTorrent.

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March 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

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

CRIA Calls For Notice and Termination Framework

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's call for what amounts to a notice and termination approach to removing allegedly copyright infringing material. CRIA's counsel told a parliamentary committee that once an ISP receives […]

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

CRIA Suits Raise ISP Concerns

In the wake of CRIA's reported plans to file suits against individual file sharers, the question of identifying the P2P users has moved to the fore. Professor Geist comments in a National Post piece on the likely response of Canada's ISPs. see: Web Firms To Name Pirates also see: True […]

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December 17, 2003 Comments are Disabled News