Archive for October, 2008

Canadian Government To Create Internal Wikipedia

The Government has announced plans to create an internal wikipedia, called GCpedia, that will allow federal employees to post, comment, and edit articles.

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October 30, 2008 4 comments News

The Cabinet Shuffle

New Ministers at both Industry and Canadian Heritage — Prentice is out and Tony Clement in at Industry; Verner out at Heritage and James Moore is in.  As I noted last week, copyright should not be a top priority issue (notwithstanding the campaign commitment to re-introduce legislation) given the bigger […]

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October 30, 2008 9 comments News

Copyright Lobby Groups Gear Up For Further Reforms

With the government set to unveil its new cabinet tomorrow, a copyright reform bill will be back on the agenda.  While copyright will presumably take a back seat to more pressing economic concerns, the campaign promise to reintroduce a bill means that the issue will not disappear.  User groups were […]

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October 29, 2008 8 comments News

OECD Releases Latest Broadband Rankings

The OECD is out with its latest broadband rankings – the CBC notes that Canada ranks tenth overall (first for cable broadband, but that is pretty irrelevant), one of the few countries without an unlimited plan from a major provider, and one of the most expensive broadband pricing relative to […]

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October 29, 2008 1 comment News

MTV Launches Online Video Service

But the thousands of videos are geo-blocked from Canada.

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October 29, 2008 3 comments News