My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) takes a look back at last week's CRTC broadcast policy decision and report on the consumer impact. The piece covers much the same terrain as two blog posts on the same issue. I note that after months of intense lobbying and marketing that pitted broadcasters ("Local TV Matters") against cable and satellite companies ("Stop the TV Tax"), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission weighed in last week with its much-anticipated broadcasting regulatory policy decision.
Archive for March 30th, 2010
ACTA Podcast Explores Transparency and Substantive Concerns
Surprisingly Free has released a lengthy podcast in which I was interviewed about ACTA. The 40 minute podcast touches on a wide range of issues including transparency and substance of the agreement.
Privacy Commissioner of Canada on Cloud Computing
The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has released a report on cloud computing, pointing to many areas that raise potential privacy concerns.
UK Regulator To Get Tough on ISP Speed Promises
The Guardian reports that Ofcom, the UK telecom regulator, is considering mandatory regulation to force ISPs to provide more accurate information on the likeley speeds of their service.