Jesse Brown of Search Engine has a guest post at BoingBoing that stirred up considerable discussion. Brown argues that publicly funded content should be released to the public domain within five years of creation.
5 Major Research Universities Endorse Open-Access Journals
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California at Berkeley have signed a compact agreeing to the “timely establishment” of mechanisms for providing financial support for free open-access journals. Where are Canadian universities on open […]
British Cellphone Calculator Helps Cut Bills By 42%
The CBC reports that a regulatory-sanctioned cellphone cost calculator saves users an average of 42 percent on their monthly bills.
MTS, Acanac Take Net Fight With Bell To Federal Court
The CBC reports that MTS Allstream and Acanac have filed a motion with the Federal Court of Appeal seeking reversal of the CRTC's usage based billing decision.
Still Time To Speak Out: Government Grants 48 Hour Extension For Submissions
The government has just announced that there is a 48 hour extension on submissions to the copyright consultation. While the discussion forum has closed, Canadians now have until Tuesday night to submit their views on copyright. If you missed last night's deadline, there is still time to craft your own […]