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When Good Technology Goes Bad

A rather chilling case from Connecticut — the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that Acme Auto levied an illegal $150 fine against car renters that drove their car over 79 mph. How did the car rental company identify the speeders?

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April 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

B.C. Court Dismisses Privacy Claim Over Data Outsourcing

The British Columbia Supreme Court has dismissed a claim by a B.C. union challenging the outsourcing of the management of health information to a U.S. company.

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April 3, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The ISP March Toward Packet Preferencing Continues

Mark Evans, a reporter with the National Post, reports on his blog that Clearwire has established a terms of use that effectively excludes services such as Vonage and BitTorrent.

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March 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Japenese Study Finds No Negative Impact From P2P

A Keio University economics professor recently released research (Japanese report) that indicates that the use of "Winny", the most popular P2P application in Japan, has no effect on CD sales. In fact, the study found that P2P helps to promote music sales and allows for new music discovery were indicated by the research.

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March 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Government of Canada Unveils Plans for Copyright Reform

Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage, the two departments responsible for copyright policy in Canada, this morning released a joint statement on plans for copyright reform. There is an additional FAQ that fleshes out the issues. A bill is expected this spring and the statement spells out where Canada is headed.

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March 24, 2005 Comments are Disabled News