Archive for March 7th, 2006

Our Own Creative Land

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 […]

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March 7, 2006 1 comment News

CBC’s As It Happens: Toronto Muni WiFi

Real audio version of interview on March 7, 2006 on CBC’s As It Happens discussing Toronto municipal wifi plans.

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March 7, 2006 Comments are Disabled Audio

Commenting on Toronto 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 […]

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March 7, 2006 4 comments News

Ontario Police Arrest Man for War Driving

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.

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March 7, 2006 12 comments News

Chinese Domains Alter Net Governance Landscape

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.

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March 7, 2006 2 comments Columns