Archive for May 13th, 2010

Electronic Books and the Canadian DMCA

Sara Bannerman has an important post that notes how the growing importance of electronic books has particularly implications for the forthcoming copyright bill.  As devices such as the Kindle and iPad become increasingly popular, more and more people with purchase their books electronically with DRM included.  As Bannerman notes: For […]

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May 13, 2010 16 comments News

City Of Ottawa Launches Open Data Site

The City of Ottawa has launched a new open data site, releasing data sets on museums, pathways, outdoor rinks and other recreational facilities.  City council voted to support the principle of making all municipal data available to the public in accessible format.

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May 13, 2010 6 comments News

European Data Protection Officials Say Facebook Putting Privacy At Risk

The Financial Times reports that European data protection officials have written a letter to Facebook arguing that its December changes to user default settings were "unacceptable."

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May 13, 2010 2 comments News

WTO Withholds Comment on ACTA

The WTO has declined a request from the European Parliament to comment on ACTA, since it currently has no role in the negotations.

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May 13, 2010 5 comments News