Archive for April, 2007

Blogging and the Parliamentary Press Gallery

Conservative blogger Stephen Taylor with a must-read on his experience with the Parliamentary Press Gallery.  The posting raises important questions about the treatment of bloggers as journalists.  Montreal Gazette reporter Elizabeth Thompson responds to Taylor in the comments (hat tip: Rob Hyndman).

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April 3, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Photographer Claims Violation of Creative Commons License

Bill Patry calls attention to a dispute between photographer David Wise and MP Betty Hinton.  Hinton used one of Wise's photographers in a campaign newsletter in February. The photograph was posted on Flickr and licensed using a Creative Commons license. Wise says he would not have allowed Hinton to use […]

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April 2, 2007 6 comments News

Canadian Press on Counterfeiting

Canadian Press follows up on last week's counterfeiting hearings with a story that confirms that the committee is planning to move forward having heard just one side of the story.  Says committee chair Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz, "I think we've heard enough. . .this is a serious problem for the […]

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April 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Privacy Commissioner Issues SWIFT Report

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has concluded that the United States did not break Canadian law in a post-Sept. 11 terrorism investigation, even though Canadians' personal banking information was likely handed over to U.S. authorities. Privacy Commissioner Stoddart also found that SWIFT, the European financial co-operative that provides messaging services […]

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April 2, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The EMI DRM Announcement

EMI and Apple jointly announced today that EMI will be making virtually its entire music catalog available without DRM.  Their plan is to offer a higher priced version without DRM and with higher quality sound.  This is obviously an important development – there is lots of DRM-free music available from independent labels, but the addition of the world's third largest music label is a game-changer.  A few random comments:

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April 2, 2007 7 comments News