The Open Rights Group creates a UK edition.
Archive for October, 2006
Net neutrality concerns are apparently not limited to North America. Norway's public broadcaster faced network neutrality issues this past summer after a leading ISP deliberately limited its bandwidth (hat tip – BoingBoing).
Kim Weatherall analyzes the proposed Australian reforms to their copyright exceptions.
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 […]
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.