Archive for November, 2010

ACTA Conclusion Nears With “Technical Round” Set For Late November

Newly leaked documents from the European Union shed new light into the latest ACTA developments, indicating that the U.S. and E.U. are nearing agreement on the outstanding issues and that a further “technical round” – seemingly round 12 by another name – is set for Sydney, Australia from November 30th […]

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November 9, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

It All Comes Down to This on Copyright?

I speak to Jesse Brown on Bill C-32 and the prospect that it will become law in this week’s Search Engine podcast.

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November 9, 2010 1 comment News

Writers Guild of Canada on Digital Locks in C-32

The Writers Guild of Canada posts its views on Bill C-32.  While I disagree with several of its positions, it is good to see a writer’s group be honest about the impact of digital locks: The only option that Bill C-32 offers creators is digital locks, which freezes current revenue […]

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November 8, 2010 44 comments News

U.S. Government Has Posted 274,000 Data in 18 Months

The NY Times runs an interview with U.S. Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kunra, who notes that the open government effort to make data sets publicly available has grown from 47 data sets in May 2009 to 274,000 today.

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November 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

Rogers Wants Spectrum Auction Accelerated, Warns Against New Entrant Assistance

The National Post reports that Rogers wants to accelerate the pace of the next spectrum auction, but is also warning against efforts to promote new entrants.

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November 8, 2010 3 comments News