Archive for July 19th, 2005

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Rules Against Net Hate on Google Newsgroup

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued a ruling against a Canadian man for posting anti-semitic content on a Google newsgroup in violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act.  The Canadian Human Rights Commission, which enforces Tribunal rulings, wrote to Google to advise the company of the decision.  The Commission […]

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July 19, 2005 2 comments News

More on Coldplay and Copyright

Last month I blogged about the new Coldplay CD and consumer frustrations over copy-protection that limits the ability to listen to the CD on an iPod.  I've since heard from several people who have been directly affected and found that retailers even refused to offer a refund when they brought […]

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July 19, 2005 4 comments News

Bill C-60 and Search Engines

Concern is mounting over the potential impact of Bill C-60 on Internet search engines.  Soon after the bill was introduced, I raised concerns that the search engine provisions effectively create a notice and takedown system for search engines that could result in the removal of content from the search engine […]

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July 19, 2005 1 comment News

Privacy Commissioner on Secondary Marketing

The Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner yesterday issued a noteworthy decision involving the ability of consumers to opt-out of secondary marketing that is included in monthly banking statements.  Banks routinely pack the monthly statements with an assortment of marketing materials.  When a customer asked to have the marketing materials […]

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July 19, 2005 Comments are Disabled News