Archive for November, 2006

Videotron Rekindles Fear of a Two-Tier Internet

Appeared in the Toronton Star on November 6, 2006 as Fear of a Two-Tier Internet Last week, while most cable and telecommunications observers were focused on changes to the rules for income trusts, news of record earnings for Telus, and a Statistics Canada report that illustrated how the cable industry […]

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November 6, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Supreme Court Rules Against Patent Evergreening

The Canadian Supreme Court has issued another decision that recognized the limits of intellectual property.  This case, a pharmaceutical patent fight between AstraZeneca and Apotex, includes language from the court that explicitly warns against the practice of evergreening, whereby pharmaceutical companies seek to extend the life of patent protection by […]

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November 3, 2006 1 comment News

More Copyright Petitions at the House of Commons

Charlie Angus, an NDP MP, this week presented yet another petition calling for balanced copyright reform.

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November 3, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Net Neutrality Back in the Canadian Spotlight

In a telling coincidence (I think), Canadian Press has two net neutrality stories out today.  The first is a general piece on network neutrality concerns from a Canadian perspective. Bell Canada is quoted as saying that "our position on network diversity/neutrality is that it should be determined by market forces, […]

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November 1, 2006 5 comments News

Privacy International Releases Global Privacy Rankings

UK-based Privacy International has released global privacy rankings of 37 countries.  Canada ranks second only to Germany.

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November 1, 2006 Comments are Disabled News