The CMCC has posted several items worth watching and listening to, including a podcast of Monday's press conference and a video of Steven Page's appearance on CBC's The Hour.
Archive for May 3rd, 2006
Good news from CBC as they’ve introduced a host of new podcasts, including some of their most popular shows. I still think that they can get even more innovative by offering customized podcasts based on subject interest, but this is a nice step in the right direction.
The duelling press conferences between CMCC and CRIA on Monday provided an interesting contrast for the news as CBC, CTV and others included clips and interviews from both musicians such as Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies as well as from Graham Henderson of CRIA. CRIA has now posted a […]
Canadian musician Jane Siberry captures the attention of the enormously popular Freakonomics blog, garnering some kind words about her pay-as-you-like approach to music downloads.
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) takes stock of the battle against spam one year after Canada’s National Task Force on Spam submitted its report. The column notes that while filtering has become more effective, first impressions can be deceiving. Global spam volume continues to increase, with recent surveys indicating that 80 percent of all e-mail is now spam. Spam has also become far more dangerous as many messages secretly contain viruses or other hidden programs that can unwittingly turn ordinary Internet users with broadband connections into large-scale spammers.
Unfortunately the Canadian legal framework has failed to keep pace with the new spam-related concerns.