Amazon has announced that the Kindle e-book reader is now available in 100 countries, but not Canada. It would be interesting to know the reason why, though my guess is the lack of a deal with a telecom carrier for wireless downloads.
Archive for October 7th, 2009
Globe on Fight To Water Down Anti-Spam Bill
The Globe covers the attempts to water down C-27, the anti-spam bill. It notes that Amazon would like a 5 to 7 year exception to allow it to imply consent from customers for further commercial messages.
CIRA And The Disappearing Public Interest Mandate
Rick Anderson, a long-time CIRA director, appears this week on TVO's Search Engine to respond to recent criticisms of the dot-ca domain authority. Host Jesse Brown asked Anderson to address my recent column focused on CIRA's disappointing performance in the realm of its social mandate. Anderson responded: "Doing things beyond […]
Clement Says No Legal Block To Using Apple iTunes Gift Cards For Apps
In recent months there have been several reports on consumer frustrations with Applei iTunes gift cards, which in Canada cannot be used for applications or games. Apple's response has been that there are legal reasons for the restrictions. I've never been able to figure out what those might be and […]
Privacy Commissioner Releases Annual PIPEDA Report
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada released her annual report on private sector privacy yesterday. While the media focused on the recommendations on youth privacy, it was interesting to see data showing increasing numbers of reported data breaches. Reported incidents moved from 23 in 2006, to 48 in 2007, to 65 […]