I am pleased to announce that I will be delivering the 2006 Hart House Lecture at the University of Toronto on March 30, 2006. The title of my lecture is Our Own Creative Land: Cultural Monopoly and the Trouble With Copyright. Organizers are printing a copy of the lecture, which […]
Archive for March 7th, 2006
Real audio version of interview on March 7, 2006 on CBC’s As It Happens discussing Toronto municipal wifi plans.
I appeared on CBC’s As It Happens (real audio) this evening to discuss Toronto Hydro’s wifi plans. Evan Solomon, who conducted the interview, seemed a bit bothered by the idea that an electric utility is getting into the Internet services market. I defended the utility, arguing that the more competition […]
Ontario police have arrested a 25 year old man under Section 326 of the Criminal Code which covers theft of communications. The alleged crime? Theft of Internet connectivity by unauthorized access to a wireless network.
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, BBC version, homepage version) looks back at last week’s announcement of changes to the Chinese domain name system. While Chinese officials have clarified that this does not involve an alternate root, I argue that the developments are significant since they reinforce the mounting frustration with ICANN’s failure to develop multilingual domain names. Moreover, China’s ability to implement its own IDN system without ICANN support is likely to serve as a model for many other countries around the world.