Post Tagged with: "Ottawa Citizen"

Trouble With the Board

The Ottawa Citizen ran a lead, masthead editorial over the weekend on the Conference Board of Canada plagiarism story.  The paper notes that "these have been difficult days for the Conference Board" and points out: It is to president Anne Golden's credit that the board did recall the reports. But […]

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June 8, 2009 1 comment News

Trouble With the Board

The Ottawa Citizen ran a lead, masthead editorial over the weekend on the Conference Board of Canada plagiarism story.  The paper notes that "these have been difficult days for the Conference Board" and points out: It is to president Anne Golden's credit that the board did recall the reports. But […]

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June 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen Slam Canadian DMCA

Two of Canada's leading papers have issued masthead editorials critical of the Canadian DMCA. The Vancouver Sun doesn't pull any punches in its review of Bill C-61:

the amendments are draconian. While Prentice attempted to sell them as a balance between the rights of content creators and consumers, it's clear that consumers – and in many cases, creators – can only lose should the new regime become law.

The editorial concludes:

The fact that the bill relies on the American method is not just a coincidence, either, as it is almost entirely the result of the intense pressure U.S. authorities placed on Ottawa. In contrast, there was precious little public consultation during drafting of the proposed law. Prentice claims that the bill is a "win-win," though it's not entirely clear who will win. What is clear is that if the bill becomes law, all consumers, and many content creators, are destined to lose.

The Ottawa Citizen, meanwhile, laments that "enforcement will be difficult, if not impossible, and it will limit uses of digital material that have nothing to do with piracy."  It concludes that:

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June 19, 2008 6 comments News

Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen Slam Canadian DMCA

Two of Canada's leading papers have issued masthead editorials critical of the Canadian DMCA. The Vancouver Sun doesn't pull any punches in its review of Bill C-61:

the amendments are draconian. While Prentice attempted to sell them as a balance between the rights of content creators and consumers, it's clear that consumers – and in many cases, creators – can only lose should the new regime become law.

The editorial concludes:

The fact that the bill relies on the American method is not just a coincidence, either, as it is almost entirely the result of the intense pressure U.S. authorities placed on Ottawa. In contrast, there was precious little public consultation during drafting of the proposed law. Prentice claims that the bill is a "win-win," though it's not entirely clear who will win. What is clear is that if the bill becomes law, all consumers, and many content creators, are destined to lose.

The Ottawa Citizen, meanwhile, laments that "enforcement will be difficult, if not impossible, and it will limit uses of digital material that have nothing to do with piracy."  It concludes that:

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June 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Ottawa Citizen on Pearl Jam Censorship

The Ottawa Citizen features an editorial on the AT&T censorship of Pearl Jam and the implications for the Internet and net neutrality.  It concludes that "our society is still trying to figure out how much power to give to the people who own the pipes through which information flows. In […]

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