Archive for August 5th, 2009

Tracking the Copyright Consultation Submissions: July 20 – 24, 2009

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 – […]

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August 5, 2009 9 comments News

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.

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August 5, 2009 1 comment News

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.

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August 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Petition Amazon Kindle DRM Launches

A petition calling on Amazon to remove all DRM from the Kindle has swiftly obtained over a thousand signatures.

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August 5, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

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.

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August 5, 2009 10 comments Must Reads