Reports this morning indicate that the government plans to prorogue Parliament, effectively shutting it down until March. One of the effects of prorogation is that all bills that have not received royal assent die and must be restarted from the beginning when a new Parliament begins. While the government can […]
Archive for December, 2009
The Canadian government has convinced a German ISP to shut down two environmental parody sites that were developed by the "Yes Men" and garnered considerable attention during the Copenhagen climate conference. The ISP complied with the request without seeking a court order first and in the process blocked an additional […]
Groovle, a Toronto-based firm, has defeated Google in a domain name dispute case. Google claimed that the domain was confusingly similar to its own, but an NAF panel disagreed.
The NY Times reports on the fee-for-carriage fight brewing in the U.S. (where carriage is optional and fees are negotiating). Denis McGrath highlights some of the key differences between the U.S. and Canada on this issue.
The Mad Hatter has a detailed post identifying a series of inaccuracies and misleading statements in a new post by CRIA lobbyist Barry Sookman on Canada and P2P. Sookman has now heavily edited the post, though many of the same claims can be found in other documents.