Archive for November 23rd, 2007

Federal Court of Appeal Strikes Down CRIA Memorandum

I've posted several entries on the ongoing attempt by CRIA to intervene in the Federal Court of Appeal review of the Copyright Board's iPod levy decision.  Last week, I noted that the CPCC asked the court strike down the CRIA intervention on the grounds that it blatantly disregarded the court's […]

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November 23, 2007 11 comments News

Ontario Court Rules Warman Defamed By Internet Postings

An Ontario court has ruled that Richard Warman, a prominent human rights lawyer who has launched many complaints about Internet hate, was defamed online in a series of postings.  The court noted the effect of instant and possibly global dissemination of defamatory material over the Internet, awarding damages totaling $30,000, […]

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November 23, 2007 1 comment News

France To Adopt Three Strikes And You’re Out For File Sharing

France is about to implement new rules that will require ISPs to monitor their customers' activities and disclose file sharing activity to a new independent body.  File sharers will receive three warnings and then lose Internet access.  I appeared on the Business News Network today to discuss (about 32 minutes […]

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November 23, 2007 3 comments News

Library and Archives Canada Reverts To Longer Hours

In the face of mounting opposition, the Library and Archives Canada has reinstated its longer opening hours.

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November 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

CBC’s Marketplace on ISP Speed Claims

CBC's Marketplace features an eye-opening investigation into the misleading ISP claims about consumer broadband services.

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November 23, 2007 8 comments News