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The Tyee on Project Cleanfeed

Project Cleanfeed is now up and running and the Tyee does a nice job of canvassing the issues.

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March 8, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Effects of Notice and Takedown

I recently posted about the effectiveness of Canada's notice and notice system.  Today comes news from Australia that highlights the dangers of the notice and takedown system, where the country's mining industry has used the system to close an anti-mining website launched by a small protest group.

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March 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Bernier Before the Industry Committee

Industry Minister Maxime Bernier spent two hours before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology yesterday afternoon to talk telecom deregulation.  I attended the hearing and came away with several impressions.  First, much of the discussion fails to distinguish between communications services as the discussion frequently veers between local […]

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February 20, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

Hill Times on Net Neutrality

The Hill Times covers the growing lobbying effort in Canada around the net neutrality issue with news that Amazon.com has regularly visited Ottawa to discuss the issue, Rogers claims it doesn't block packets (it might have noted that it limits bandwidth for applications though) and Bell Canada implausibly claims that […]

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February 19, 2007 4 comments Must Reads

The Effectiveness of Notice and Notice

The CBC runs a story today on the growing use of "notice and notice" by copyright holders.  Telus apparently sends out about a thousand notices each week, while the Business Software Alliance says it sent out 60,000 notifications to Canadians last year. These numbers are consistent with my own experience […]

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February 15, 2007 20 comments News