Archive for October 2nd, 2006

Defective by Design’s Day Against DRM

October 3rd is Defective by Design's Day Against DRM . The group has compiled a list of hundreds of things that people can do to address the issue.  There are several Canadian activities planned.  At the conclusion of my 30 Days of DRM series, I provided a list of 30 […]

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October 2, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Tech Law Research Hurt By Budget Cuts

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version , homepage version ) examines last week's announcement that the Conservative government plans to cut funding for the Law Commission of Canada.  I cite a series of important technology law research projects, noting that the common link is that the LCC, an independent law reform agency that advises Parliament on how to improve and modernize Canada’s laws, has provided the necessary financial support.

Government has limited capacity to conduct comprehensive research analysis on its own, leaving it increasingly dependent on outside contractors or academic studies to support its policy work. 

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October 2, 2006 2 comments Columns

Canadian Tech Law Research Hurt By Budget Cuts

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 2, 2006 as Why Cut Funding For Work That Needs to be Done?  The introduction of new technologies invariably leads to a plethora of new legal concerns. For instance, new surveillance technologies lead to doubts about the adaptability of privacy law, while rising […]

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October 2, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive