Archive for August, 2011

UBC the Latest to Opt-Out of Access Copyright Interim Tariff

UBC has become the latest Canadian university to announce that it is opting out of the Access Copyright interim tariff.  The third largest university outside of Quebec (behind only the University of Toronto and York University – York has already announced that it is opting out), UBC notes that it […]

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August 9, 2011 33 comments News

Dot-ca Domain Dispute Rules Changes Coming This Month

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 7, 2011 as New rules for domain disputes Domain name disputes emerged as one of the first Internet legal issues in the mid-1990s as speculators recognized the value of domain names and the potential to resell them to the highest bidder. The growth […]

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August 9, 2011 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Universities Launch Open Access Coalition

A group of 22 universities, including Arizona State, Columbia, Duke, Emory, Harvard, Oregon State, Stanford, and MIT, have launched the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, or Coapi. The coalition includes one Canadian institution – Concordia University.

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August 5, 2011 1 comment News

Telcos Launch Data Roaming Alerts

Bell and Rogers have introduced new alerts to guard against shocking roaming fees. Yet as Dave Dobbin of Mobilicity notes “Why don’t they just lower the price to a reasonable amount? Why don’t they just stop overcharging customers?”

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August 5, 2011 3 comments News

Canadian Gamers Launch Group on Net Neutrality Issues

Canadian gamers have launched a new group to monitor and test net neutrality concerns.  The move comes following complaints over Rogers throttling of World of Warcraft.

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