Appeared in the Toronto Star on September 6, 2010 as Competition Concerns Drive CRTC Internet Provider Policy Recent data on Internet use in Canada suggests that most people reading this subscribe to broadband services and that virtually all those subscribers are with a major telecommunications or cable company. Indeed, the […]
Archive for September 6th, 2010
Perhaps the most important story of the latest draft is how the countries are close to agreement on the Internet enforcement chapter. The Internet enforcement chapter has been among the most contentious since the U.S. first proposed draft language that would have globalized the DMCA and raised the prospect of three strikes and you’re out. In the face of opposition, the U.S. has dropped its demands on secondary liability but is still holding out hope of establishing digital lock rules that go beyond the WIPO Internet treaties and were even rejected by its own courts.
The key takeaways from the Internet chapter, noting that Canada has reserved the right to revisit elements of this chapter at a later date: