With 2018 nearly upon us, many sites are taking a moment to reflect back on the past year and the posts and issues that attracted the most attention. On my site, the top issues are easy to spot: net neutrality, privacy, copyright, website blocking and Netflix issues dominate the top ten. My top ten new posts published in 2017:
- As the U.S. Retreats, Canada Doubles Down on Net Neutrality
- Trump’s Executive Order Eliminates Privacy Act Protections for Foreigners
- Why Abandoning Net Neutrality in the U.S. Matters in Canada
- Canadian Telcos Take Aim at Kodi Addon Site With Shocking Search: True Purpose to “Destroy Livelihood of the Defendant”
- Bell Calls for CRTC-Backed Website Blocking System and Complete Criminalization of Copyright in NAFTA
- Bell Leads on Radical Proposal for CRTC-Backed Mandatory Website Blocking System
- Canada Revenue Agency Obtains Broad Court Order for Years of PayPal Data
- Netflix Canada and the Misleading Claims About “Level Playing Fields”
- Canadian DMCA in Action: Court Awards Massive Damages in First Major Anti-Circumvention Copyright Ruling
- Not Just Bell: Shaw Calls on CRTC to Support Website Blocking
Just missing the top ten were posts on wireless overage charges and the Access Copyright/York copyright trial court ruling.
It was a busy year and with the copyright review, CRTC consultation on broadcast, trade negotiations, and a myriad of other Internet issues, 2018 promises to be a critically important year for digital law and policy. Happy new year to all and thanks for reading!