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What’s At Stake

Tim Denton helpfully calls attention to a recent speech by Glenn O'Farrell, the President of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters.  As Tim rightly notes, the speech is nothing less than a call for greater Internet regulation as the CAB frets about its ability to compete against an "unregulated broadband system."  […]

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November 5, 2005 2 comments News

Senate Sends Do-Not-Call Bill to Committee

The Senate this week sent Canada’s proposed do-not-call legislation to committee for hearings.  Senator Tkachuk noted that the bill has exceptions for the calls that irritate the most and that the House of Commons committee did not broadly consult.  While there is some sense that the Senator may be looking […]

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November 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet – The Podcast

I'm traveling a lot this month speaking about Canadian copyright, culture, and the Internet.  The focus of some of my talks is on how Canada need not follow the U.S. example on copyright policy.  Rather, it should make its own choices on these issues by adopting forward-looking policies based on […]

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November 2, 2005 1 comment News

Sony, DRM and Canadian Law

Sony's use of digital rights management for some of its CDs (apparently about 20 titles with more to come) has generated a lot of interest over the past couple of days.  The issue stems from the installation of a program on the users' computers that is tough to find, difficult […]

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November 2, 2005 7 comments News

Internet Connectivity in Canada

The CRTC today released a report on the state of competition in the Canadian telecommunications market. The report contains some terrific data on the wireline, wireless, and Internet markets.  Some of the report confirms the obvious –  revenues from the Internet continue to grow at an impressive rate, while long […]

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October 31, 2005 1 comment News