As the number of submissions to the copyright consultation continues to grow, summarizing each submission has proven too difficult. I'll be posting regular updates that track the main points of the various submissions instead. Further, with less than six weeks left in the consultation, what are you waiting for – […]
Archive for August 5th, 2009
Tracking the Copyright Consultation Discussion Forum – Through August 4, 2009
I last posted an update on the copyright consultation discussion forum on July 24, 2009. Discussion has slowed since then, but the total number of comments is now well over 1,000. Frances Munn provides a summary.
Ignatieff Joins Writers Union, Called Major Coup on Copyright
The Globe reports that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has joined the Writers Union, which the paper says is a major coup on the copyright reform file. Ignatieff characterizes copyright as “huge, complicated and highly technical” issue.
Petition Amazon Kindle DRM Launches
A petition calling on Amazon to remove all DRM from the Kindle has swiftly obtained over a thousand signatures.
Bell Redirecting Failed DNS Lookups
For the past week, many people have written to me about Bell's new policy of redirecting failed DNS lookups to a company-sponsored click-ad page. Slashdot now covers the issue. Unhappy users can switch to OpenDNS to avoid the policy.