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Competing Visions of Tech Law in Canada

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) continues its focus on the current election campaign, arguing that the political parties should present their vision for the future of the Internet in Canada. While it is tempting to introduce a long list of policy questions (as CIPPIC […]

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December 12, 2005 1 comment Columns

The Notice and Takedown Effect

Although Bill C-60 isn' t going anywhere given the current Parliamentary situation, digital copyright reform will be back once the dust settles.  When it does, the proposed notice and notice system will undoubtedly come under attack, with groups such as CRIA arguing that a DMCA notice-and-takedown system (or even a […]

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November 23, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

No Excuse to Delay Number Portability

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) focuses on the CRTC’s wireless number portability consultation.  I argue that while the industry regularly touts the Canadian wireless environment as a highly competitive, world-class market, the truth is that Canada trails badly on the number portability issue.  The […]

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October 9, 2005 5 comments Columns

CRTC Invites Comments on Number Portability

Earlier this week I commented on the CWTA’s disappointing plan for cell phone number portability which envisions a full rollout in 2007, despite calls from the federal government to move expeditiously.  This afternoon the CRTC jumped into the fray, inviting comments on the issue including the CWTA’s proposed timeframe.  If […]

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September 16, 2005 3 comments News

The Lawful Access Questions

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) examines the lawful access plan in light of Justice Minister Irwin Cotler’s announcement late last week that the government plans to move forward on the initiative this fall. Although the specifics of the actual bill remain unknown, the […]

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August 26, 2005 5 comments Columns