Archive for May 8th, 2012

Benkler on the SOPA & ACTA Protests

Harvard professor Yochai Benkler recently delivered an exceptional talk examining how the SOPA and ACTA protests unfolded. The talk highlights the role of online new sources and the rapidly changing key players in raising awareness or generating protest activity. The Guardian: Blueprint for Democratic Participation from The Guardian and The […]

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May 8, 2012 2 comments News

Industry Committee Releases E-commerce Study

The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has released its final report on e-commerce in Canada (I appeared before the committee last October). The report has sixteen recommendations, but none are particularly innovative or surprising. They include emphasizing e-commerce in the forthcoming digital economy strategy, increasing affordability of Internet […]

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May 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

Alberta Court of Appeal Rules Portions of Privacy Law Unconstitutional

The Alberta Court of Appeal has ruled that portions of the provincial privacy statute are unconstitutional. The decision, United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v Alberta (Attorney General), is online. Discussion here, here, and here.

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May 8, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

Supreme Court Law Review Now Openly Available Online

Osgoode Hall Law School is now publishing the Supreme Court Law Review freely online. The review is the result of annual conference on constitutional cases dating back to 1997.

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May 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Blackout Speakout

Environmental groups in Canada are launching a major online protest against the government’s plans to reform environmental laws as part of its budget implementation bill. Details on the protest – currently planned for June 4th – available here.

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May 8, 2012 2 comments Must Reads