Archive for November, 2009

EU ACTA Analysis Leaks: Confirms Plans For Global DMCA, Encourage 3 Strikes Model

The European Commission analysis of ACTA's Internet chapter has leaked, indicating that the U.S. is seeking to push laws that extend beyond the WIPO Internet treaties and beyond current European Union law (the EC posted the existence of the document last week but refused to make it publicly available).  The […]

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November 30, 2009 90 comments News

Legislative Proposals Signal New Policing Requirements for Internet Providers

Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 30, 2009 as Will Web Child-Porn Bill Do More Harm Than Good? Last week federal Justice Minister Robert Nicholson introduced new legislation that, if enacted, will establish mandatory disclosure requirements for Internet providers to report child pornography websites or subscribers they believe are […]

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November 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Swedish Minister To Demand ACTA Be Opened Up

Swedish Communications Minister Åsa Torstensson visits Washington, DC next week with a meeting with the USTR on the agenda. According to a press release , the message on ACTA will be simple: open up the process to the public and do not adopt a three-strikes model.

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November 27, 2009 10 comments News

Tapscott on the UK Digital Economy Bill

Don Tapscott, who notes that he coined the phrase digital economy, argues that the UK Digital Economy bill is deeply flawed.

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November 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

isoHunt Files New Statement of Claim Against CRIA

isoHunt, the Canadian-based Torrent search engine, has filed a follow-up statement of claim against the Canadian Recording Industry Association as it seeks a declaration that it is operating legally in Canada. The filing is well worth reading as it explains BitTorrent technology and argues that isoHunt is a P2P search […]

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November 27, 2009 31 comments News