Archive for October 27th, 2009

Will The Liberals Play The Role of Opposition on Lawful Access?

While the Liberal party indicated late in the summer that it would more actively oppose the Conservative government, apparently that may not apply to Bill C-46 and C-47, the lawful access legislation.  Bill C-46, titled the Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act, received second reading in the House of Commons yesterday with a referral to committee on the way.  The bill contains new tracking warrants for the Internet and other police powers.

The first response from the Liberals to this lawful access bill: What took you so long?  MP Mark Holland opened with the following question:

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October 27, 2009 3 comments News

Study Finds Canadian C-61 Anti-Circumvention Provisions Unconstitutional

A new academic article published in the Journal of Information Law and Technology by Professor Emir Aly Crowne-Mohammed and Yonatan Rozenszajn, both from the University of Windsor, concludes that the anti-circumvention provisions found in Bill C-61 were unconstitutional.  The authors argue that the DRM provisions were "a poorly veiled attempt […]

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October 27, 2009 12 comments News

CRTC Posts Updated Stats on Do-Not-Call

The CRTC has posted updated data on the experience with do-not-call.  It reports that as of September 30, 2009, there have been over 7.6 million registrations and 200,000 complaints.  The CRTC has 87 active investigations, issued 145 warning letters, 10 notices of violations, and imposed 7 administrative monetary penalties.

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October 27, 2009 2 comments News

Legislative Summary of Bill C-47

The Library of Parliament has posted a legislative summary of Bill C-47, half of the lawful access proposal.

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October 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled News