Post Tagged with: "canada"

Discontent at the Copyright Board?

Howard has the details on some major players who are withdrawing from some Copyright Board proceedings.

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March 3, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The Private Copying Levy Distortion

The Copyright Board of Canada last week released its proposed tariff for 2007 for the private copying levy.  The numbers remain unchanged: 21 cents per CD-R.  As prices have dropped, however, the levy now frequently comprises a significant percentage of the retail price.  Consider the purchase of 100 blank Maxell […]

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February 26, 2006 12 comments News

A Fourth Wireless Carrier?

The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Telecom Policy Review panel may recommend creating a fourth wireless carrier in order to stimulate competition.  Not surprisingly, the established players say it is completely unnecessary.  Number portability would be another way to stimulate competition as would greater attention to the broadband […]

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February 26, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Competition Bureau Obtains Consent Decrees Against Two Spammers

Nearly a year after its last round of anti-spam actions, the Canadian Competition Bureau yesterday announced settlements with two Canadian spamming operations that used spam to promote a "bogus" product called Fuel Saver Pro.  The joint announcement with the FTC suggested that there were hundreds of victims worldwide from the […]

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December 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Court That Gets It

The Supreme Court of Canada yesterday issued its much-anticipated (by trademarks practitioners anyway) decision in the trademark battle between Mega Blocks and Lego (the case is formally known as kirkbi ag v. ritvik holdings inc.) The unanimous court found for Mega Blocks, ending Lego' s attempts to use trademark law […]

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November 18, 2005 4 comments News