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A Global Perspective on a Two-Tier Internet

My column this week on a two-tiered Internet attracted considerable attention (even bringing my website to a crawl at one point), though several people noted privately that it focused primarily on the situation in Canada and the U.S.  I’ve tried to remedy that with a piece for the BBC that […]

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December 22, 2005 1 comment News

CRTC Shortens Wait Time for Number Portability

The CRTC yesterday issued its much-anticipated decision involving the implementation of wireless number portability.  The Commission mandated number portability by March 14, 2007, about six months faster than the industry proposed, though not exactly the "expeditious" implementation that the government called for last February. I entered the fray last fall, […]

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December 21, 2005 2 comments News

The Search for Net Neutrality

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) examines the growing trend toward a two-tiered Internet, which upends the longstanding principle of network neutrality under which ISPs treat all data equally. I argue that the network neutrality principle has served ISPs, Internet companies, and Internet users well.  […]

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December 19, 2005 7 comments Columns

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