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Unequal Privacy Protection

The Alberta Privacy Commissioner recently issued a noteworthy decision on the use of keystroke logging in the workplace that hits home for several reasons.  First, the facts of the case: an employee at an Alberta library uncovered the fact that his supervisor had installed a keystroke logger program on his […]

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July 8, 2005 1 comment News

The Public Good Pays the Price

While some people may be taking a breather with the arrival of summer, commentary on Bill C-60 continues to trickle in.  The latest comes from Brian Bowman, a lawyer in Winnipeg who writes a regular column for the Winnipeg Free Press.  The paper features Copyright Changes Both Right and Wrong […]

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July 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Electric Sky Podcast on Copyright

As I watch with admiration at the many sites that have added podcasts to their mix, I have been hoping to do the same.  That may happen some time in the future, but in the meantime, I was recently interviewed for the Electric Sky podcast, a local Ottawa podcast site.  We discussed Canadian copyright issues including some of the recent legislative proposals.  I think I sound a bit subdued, but it was a fun experience and it is great to see the budding enthusiasm for these new forms of expression.

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July 6, 2005 1 comment ExtPodcasts, News

CBC’s Inventing the Internet Age

The CBC Archive launched an interesting new feature today titled Inventing the Internet Age.  The feature includes about 20 television and radio stories that trace the development of the Internet in the 1980s and early 1990s.  The television stories from the early 1990s are particularly interesting as they include Bill […]

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July 5, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Globe on Copyright

The Globe and Mail ran yet another copyright masthead editorial today, A Line on File Sharing (reg. required), which predictably supported the U.S. Supreme Court's Grokster decision.  Given its two other recent copyright editorials which virtually parroted the recording industry's position on copyright, it comes as little surprise to find […]

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July 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled News