Archive for July, 2006

Emily of the State

Given that I’ve been writing recently about the impact of Internet-based video and the dangers of lawful access, this video from Cynically Tested is a must-see.

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July 19, 2006 3 comments News

Cory Doctorow on the CBC

In celebration of’s tenth anniversary, Cory publishes an essay on the future of the CBC with similar themes to those I recently explored in a column.

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July 19, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

WaPo on the RIAA

Steve Pearlstein, a Washington Post business columnist, calls for "pruning of overgrown copyright laws."

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July 19, 2006 1 comment News

Canadian Copyright Lobby on G-8 IP Statement

The Canadian copyright lobby, including CAAST, CRIA, CMPDA, and several others, have issued a release congratulating the government on the G-8 statement on intellectual property issues.  The release (which I can't find online) says that the associations support the statement and look "forward to the Canadian government fulfilling these commitments […]

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July 18, 2006 1 comment News

Privacy Commissioner Issues PIPEDA Review Discussion Paper

The much-anticipated PIPEDA review is scheduled for later this year and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has kicked things off with a discussion/consultation paper.  The Commissioner’s comments on the effectiveness of the law will be very important and this paper is presumably an attempt to gauge public opinion on several […]

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July 18, 2006 Comments are Disabled News