Archive for September, 2005

Canada’s Do-Not-Hesitate-To-Call List

Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 12, 2005 as Tired of Junk Phone Calls? Call Industry MinisterAppeared in the Ottawa Citizen on September 15, 2005 as Kowtowing to Telemarketers In a scene that unfolds in millions of homes each day, dinner is interrupted by an unsolicited telemarketing call.  Some […]

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September 11, 2005 3 comments Columns Archive

Government Reportedly To Let Satellite Radio Decision Stand

Sirius Canada has just issued a press release thanking the federal government for its confirmation of the CRTC's satellite radio decision.  Assuming this is correct, the decision represents a win for the two services specifically as well as a win for the CRTC, individual Canadians, and independent artists more generally.  […]

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September 9, 2005 3 comments News

Frulla Speaks

My column earlier this week focused on the satellite radio embarrassment and the willingness of Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla to maintain the independence of the CRTC only when it is convenient to do so.  I argued that in light of Minister Frulla's claims that her mind was made up, […]

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September 7, 2005 4 comments News

CRIA and Kazaa

CRIA' s reaction to the Kazaa ruling provides a helpful advance preview of its likely comments before the parliamentary committee reviewing Bill C-60.  The release applauds the Kazaa decision (CRIA was ready for this one as its PR firm emailed journalists on Friday with offers to comment on the decision), […]

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September 6, 2005 10 comments News

Kazaa and Canadian Law

Earlier today an Australian court ruled in favour of the music industry in its copyright infringement suit against Sharman Networks, the company behind Kazaa.  I won' t venture into providing an analysis of Australian law; see Kim Weatherall's excellent, quick analysis of the case, which notes that this decision is […]

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September 5, 2005 7 comments News