A South African government official has acknowledged that the country has spent roughly 1 million rand in trying to obtain the southafrica.com domain. The legal action has not resulted in a transfer of the domain.
Archive for September 20th, 2004
Cable Break Interrupts Internet Service in Guyana
Thousands of Guyanese were without Internet access last week after a submarine broke a cable in French Guiana. The country’s telecommunications provider has blocked ISPs from establishing satellite links, claiming a monopoly on voice and data services.
A Tale of Two Sectors (and One Disruptive Technology)
Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of […]