Archive for March, 2008

Canada Stuck in the Slow Lane on Traffic Shaping Debate

Appeared in the Toronto Star on March 3, 2008 as Canada Stuck in Slow Lane on 'Traffic Shaping' Last fall, the Associated Press and the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported that Comcast, the largest cable provider in the United States, was actively interfering with network traffic by engaging in traffic shaping.  […]

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March 3, 2008 4 comments Columns Archive

Publishers Dropping DRM for Audiobooks

Random House and other leading book publishers have announced that they are dropping DRM for their audiobook sales.  Random House experimented with DRM-free audiobooks in the fall on eMusic and could not find a single instance where a DRM-free book later appeared on a P2P system.

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March 3, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Toronto Star Calls for Copyright Bill

On the heels of the National Post's warning against a copyright bill, the Toronto Star has published a masthead editorial calling on Industry Minister Jim Prentice to introduce a new copyright bill.  The Star reported that several copyright lobby groups met with the editorial board in late January to discuss […]

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March 3, 2008 4 comments Must Reads