Archive for March, 2009

Canadian MPs Not Masters of their Domains

The Toronto Sun reports that two Canadian MPs – Conservative Keith Ashfield and Liberal Roger Cuzner – failed to re-register their domain names and now find them being used by domainers.

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March 6, 2009 1 comment News

RIP! A Remix Manifesto To Hit Screens Across Canada

RIP! A Remix Manifesto is an exceptional Canadian film by Brett Gaylor that has been winning awards at film festivals around the world.  The film hits the big screen in Canadian cities over the next few weeks, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Calgary.  Learn more at the National Film […]

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March 6, 2009 4 comments News

Terry McBride on the Music Industry

The Future of Music posts another great interview with Nettwerk's Terry McBride on the future of music, including the reason for dropping DRM and the importance of mobile applications and smart phones to the industry.

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March 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

Major Tech Companies To Drop Support For Comprehensive U.S. Privacy Law

In the summer of 2006, a who's who of technology and Internet companies garnered headlines when they formed the Consumer Privacy Legislative Initiative.  The group, which included Intel, Microsoft, eBay, Google, HP, Oracle, and Sun, was charged with promoting the adoption of a national privacy law in the U.S. (initial […]

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March 5, 2009 3 comments News

Saskatchewan School Division Pays $190,000 To Settle Software Claims

Several years ago, I gave a talk at the National Law School of India in Bangalore.  While at the school, I was informed that it had adopted a zero tolerance policy toward pirated software.  The policy had not led to widespread use of licensed proprietary software, however.  Instead, the school […]

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March 5, 2009 7 comments News