Archive for August, 2011

RIM’s Woes Partly Based on Canadian Telecom Policy

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 21, 2011 as RIM’s Woes Partly Based on Canadian Telecom Policy The past year has not been kind to Research in Motion Ltd., Canada’s leading technology company. The Waterloo-based maker of the BlackBerry smartphone has seen its share price nosedive in the wake […]

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August 23, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

The Growth of the Canadian Network Media Economy

Dwayne Winseck examines the growth of the Canadian network media economy from 1984 to 2010.

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August 22, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Federal Court Awards Minimal Privacy Damages

David Fraser reports on a recent Federal Court of Canada ruling that awarded $4,500 in damages over the Royal Bank of Canada’s disclosure of banking information during a bitter divorce dispute.

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August 22, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Pushing the Limits of State Surveillance

The Globe’s Lawrence Martin on the government’s lawful access plans with former Minister Stockwell Day noting he still supports requiring warrants before mandating disclosure of personal information.

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August 16, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Stingray Launches Canadian Music Service

Stingray today launches a new online Canadian music service having addressed the major issue keeping services out of the country – the high cost of licensing. CRIA (Music Canada)’s Graham Henderson admits that high costs have been cited as one of the principal reasons services such as Pandora have stayed […]

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August 16, 2011 2 comments Must Reads