Episode 6: “A Dangerous Game to Play:” A Former CRTC Vice-Chair Speaks Out on the Commission Plan to Regulate and Tax the Internet

For the better part of two decades, Canadian cultural groups have been pressing Canada’s telecom and broadcast regulator, the CRTC, to regulate and tax the Internet. The CRTC and successive governments consistently rejected the Internet regulation drumbeat, citing obvious differences with broadcast, competing public policy objectives such as affordable access, […]

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April 8, 2019 0 comments

Episode 5: A Huge Threat to How the Internet Functions Now

Most treaties are negotiated behind closed doors with no text made available until after a deal has been reached. Yet there is a treaty with enormous implications for the Internet, copyright, and broadcasting that has been hidden in plain sight for the better part of two decades. Jamie Love of […]

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April 1, 2019 0 comments

Episode 4: Going Inside Canada’s Copyright Review

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has spent the past year reviewing the state of Canadian copyright law. To introduce some of the issues and provide some insight into how the review process functions, this episode relies on the audio recording of my committee appearance in December […]

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March 25, 2019 0 comments

Episode 3: The Least They Can Get Away With

Andy Kaplan-Myrth, Vice President of Regulatory and Carrier Affairs with TekSavvy, Canada’s largest independent telecom company joins the podcast to help sort through the government’s proposed telecom policy direction, the state of the Canadian telecom market, the role of independent companies that rely on regulated wholesale access, and lingering frustration […]

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March 18, 2019 0 comments

Episode 2: It’s Time to Modernize the Laws

A conversation with UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, the world’s leading privacy regulator, who leads the high profile investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

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March 11, 2019 0 comments