Archive for February, 2006

Two-Tier Email

The NY Times reports that AOL and Yahoo! plan to implement a new email certification program that will ultimately force commercial emailers to pay a fraction of a cent per email to deliver their emails.  The program, discussed throughout the week in the trade press (here, here and here) envisions […]

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February 4, 2006 7 comments News

Be Careful What You Wish For

As I read reports tonight that France has advanced plans to legalize P2P, I was reminded that during the copyright reform process, groups such as CRIA are often heard to say that Canada needs to follow the lead of the rest of the world.  In light of recent events, I […]

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February 3, 2006 4 comments News

Sony Hit With Another Canadian Class Action Lawsuit

Sony Canada has been hit with another class action suit arising from last year's rootkit fiasco.  This suit is particularly interesting for a pair of reasons.  First, it contains new allegations about Sony's conduct in Canada.  In particular, it alleges: Sony released at least 34 titles in Canada with sales […]

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February 2, 2006 3 comments News

Battle Lines

I'm just returning from participating in the OECD's Future of the Digital Economy conference in Rome. The conference attracted about 350 attendees with all expected companies, lobby groups, NGOs, and governments in attendance.  I may write more about the conference next week, but it is worth highlighting my major take-away, […]

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February 1, 2006 2 comments News