Lawbuzz, a Canadian online chat site devoted to the legal profession, has shut down following a libel lawsuit. The Law Times reports that an Ontario lawyer is speaking out against the site for failing to protect the identity of confidential posters.
Archive for February, 2010
More Voices From Europe Raising Concerns About ACTA
ACTA continues to generate concern in Europe. EuroISPA, the world's largest ISP association has spoken out against the secret copyright agreement, while two more members of the European Parliament have raised questions. Britta Thomsen, a Social Democrat MEP from Denmark, and Alexander Alvaro, a Free Democratic Party MEP from Germany, […]
CBC Responds to iCopyright Criticism
CBC.ca has responded to mounting online criticism about its use of iCopyright. TVO's Jesse Brown then responds to the response.
CBC.ca and iCopyright
There is lots of coverage of the CBC.ca's use of the iCopyright system. I reference it in this week's column as an example of what a publicly funded institution should not be doing. The most comprehensive coverage comes from Cameron McMaster at the Canadian Media Policy Portal here and here.
NFB Unreels Online Smash Hits
In recent years, Canadians have become increasingly accustomed to hearing about Internet success stories elsewhere with fewer examples of homegrown initiatives. However, as my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) discusses, an unlikely Canadian online video success has emerged recently that has not received its due – the National Film Board of Canada’s Screening Room.