Archive for May, 2008

Spectrum Auction Underway This Week

Canadian Press covers the beginning of the AWS spectrum auctions that opens this week.

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May 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Tracking YouTube Takedowns

JD Lasica points to YouTomb, an MIT research project that tracks YouTube takedowns.  The results are very interesting, with three recent takedowns requested by the National Film Board of Canada.

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May 25, 2008 1 comment News

Quebec Presses Hollywood on Lack of Movie Dubbing

The Canadian Press reports that the MPAA will be called before a Quebec legislative committee to explain why so few films are dubbed into French.

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May 25, 2008 3 comments News

Canadian Press on CIRA Whois Change

The Canadian Press covers the upcoming CIRA Whois change, with CIRA President Byron Holland promoting the fact that the policy will put CIRA at the forefront internationally and acknowledging that the current approach is not consistent with the spirit of the law (I think a strong case can be made […]

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May 24, 2008 1 comment News

The ACTA Leak

I've received a huge number of emails referencing the leak of a document that outlines possible provisions in the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  The leaked document has been circulating around for some time and it is not clear who is the original source (ie. government or trade group).  Regardless, it reinforces […]

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May 23, 2008 20 comments News