Coverage of the release last week of Canada's telecommunications policy review centered primarily on the call for a new regulatory approach that emphasizes market independence over government interference combined with a slimmed-down CRTC and list of policy priorities. My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, webpage version) focuses on the rest of the story as the report identified a series of important areas – including network neutrality, ubiquitous broadband access, privacy, spam, and consumer protection – that merit government intervention or support.
Archive for March, 2006
Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 27, 2006 as Ottawa Should Read Telco Report’s Finer Print Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on March 30, 2006 as Score One for the Little Guys It would be easy to dismiss Canada’ s recently concluded telecommunications policy review as little more than […]
P2PNet has posted a Q & A with me that focuses, not surprisingly, on P2P, music, and copyright law.
Zingotel, a U.S.-based VoIP provider, has filed suit against Shaw over the cable company's refusal to carry advertising for a competing VoIP service. Zingotel has reportedly also filed a complaint with the CRTC.
I’ve been remiss in posting links to of my two recent works on copyright reform. Last spring I wrote a report on copyright reform and scientific research for the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee. The government has now posted Copyrighting Science: Canadian Copyright Reform and the Future of Scientific Research. The […]