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Cable Break Interrupts Internet Service in Guyana

Thousands of Guyanese were without Internet access last week after a submarine broke a cable in French Guiana. The country’s telecommunications provider has blocked ISPs from establishing satellite links, claiming a monopoly on voice and data services.

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September 20, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

A Tale of Two Sectors (and One Disruptive Technology)

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of […]

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September 20, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Toronto Star Home To Copyright Debate

Professor Geist's recent run of columns on copyright related issues has begun to generate significant comment in the pages of the Toronto Star. In recent weeks, Professor Geist has focused on the broadcast flag, ringtones, and ISP liability in Canada. The Star has since published an opinion piece by Brian […]

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September 16, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Newfoundland Cuts Privacy Commissioner’s Time

Newfoundland has cut the role of its Information and Privacy Commissioner to a part-time position. The provincial Justice Minister said the government remains committed to access to information and privacy.

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September 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Philippines Plans New Laws for Digital Development

The Philippine government is developing a six-year development plan that includes digital development as a key focus point. The plan will include legal guidelines for VoIP service and new cybercrime legislation.

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September 7, 2004 Comments are Disabled News