Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 20, 2011 as What to do with the Newly Surplus TV Airwaves As public frustration with the state of telecommunications services such as Internet access and wireless competition mounts, a relatively obscure government consultation on spectrum deserves far more attention. Last November, Industry […]
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The panel reviewing federal support for research and development has posted its consultation paper. Comments are due by February 18, 2011.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 24, 2010 as Laying Bare the Divide of Future of Book Industry Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry […]
Industry Minister Tony Clement has launched a national digital economy strategy consultation. There is a consultation paper, online forum, and roundtables planned. The deadline for comments is July 9, 2010. Copyright merits a specific section on the consultation website, with a reference to the 2009 consultation. The consultation document includes […]
The copyright consultation concluded last fall and it seems worth reminding Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore and Industry Minister Tony Clement what Canadians had to say when they asked for their opinion on copyright reform. It has taken some time to calculate the final numbers as the government conducted a review to ensure that all were properly posted. There were ultimately more than 8,300 submissions – more than any government consultation in recent memory – with the overwhelming majority rejecting Bill C-61 (6138 submissions against, 54 in support), while thousands called for flexible fair dealing and a link between copyright infringement and anti-circumvention rules.