Day seven of the CRTC's New Media hearings included a discussion of the threat of Internet radio to satellite radio providers. Sirius called for a levy on ISPs and WSPs, after noting that its preferred solution, geo-blocking of non-compliant content, was unlikely. Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details. Thanks […]
Archive for March 1st, 2009
Day six of the CRTC's New Media hearings featured extensive discussion with the CBC, which backed off an earlier proposal to license online aggregators. Carleton professor Ira Wagman provides the details on his blog.
The BBC reports that the UK government has announced plans for support for open standards and open source software.
Amazon has caved to pressure from the Authors Guild, who indicated that it might sue over the text-to-speech technology in the Kindle. Amazon maintained that the feature was legal, but presumably dropped the feature for business reasons.
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