Archive for August, 2005

Canadian Telecommunications Policy Needs New Roadmap

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 15, 2005 as Why Broadband, Neutrality, Privacy Deserve Policy Boost This year’s federal budget generated more than its fair share of attention.  Between Belinda Stronach’s switch to the Liberal Party and the drama surrounding the late Chuck Cadman’s vote, a single paragraph in […]

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August 15, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

The Internet & Democracy

Canadian Bar Association 2005 Annual Meeting link

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August 15, 2005 Comments are Disabled Conferences

Under Pressure

Readers of this blog may recall my June response to Graham Henderson of CRIA, who wrote a letter to the editor in which he suggested that I have a "vendetta against the recording industry" and exhibit an attack dog mentality.  The Ryerson Review of Journalism has just published an article […]

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August 10, 2005 2 comments News

Canadian iPod Purchasers to Receive Levy Refund

Apple Computer today announced that it plans to offer Canadians who purchased iPods subject to the private copying levy a refund of the levy portion of the purchase price (typically $25 per iPod).  No word yet on how they plan to do this, but reports suggest that $4 million in […]

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August 8, 2005 4 comments News

The Failure of Canada’s Private Copying System

Following on CRIA's pledge not to sue consumers who copy their CDs onto iPods or computer hard drives, my regular Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) reflects on the recent decision by the Canadian Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that upheld the legality of […]

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August 8, 2005 1 comment Columns