The Internet and new technologies provide some terrific opportunities for new efficiencies, but do they mean that libraries should start curtailing their hours? That is the question at the heart of a brewing storm involving Library and Archives Canada. Last month, the LAC announced that it cutting back most services […]
Archive for September 14th, 2007
Canada Expresses Concern With IP Clauses in UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Sara Bannerman notes that Canada's decision to vote against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has an intellectual property law component as the government has indicated that it has concerns with the declaration's IP provision that grants indigenous peoples "the right to maintain, control, protect and develop […]
Statscan on the Canadian Digital Divide
Statscan has a new report on the Canadian digital divide which focuses on differences in Internet use between urban and rural Canadians.
Government Pledges No ISP Disclosure Without Warrant
In a major about-face, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day has pledged that the federal government will not introduce legislation that would force ISPs to disclose customer information without a warrant. Day says the consultation document that was the subject of considerable controversy this week was circulated without his knowledge or […]