Post Tagged with: "digital economy"

Government Plans National Digital Economy Consultation

The Canadian Press reports that the government plans to launch a national digital economy strategy consultation, with a discussion paper inviting public comment to be announced shortly.

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April 5, 2010 11 comments News

Speech From the Throne: Digital Strategy, Copyright, Open Telecom, Lawful Access, & Cybersecurity

Today’s Speech from the Throne, which sets out the government’s agenda for coming Parliamentary session, includes a considerable number of digital issues.  These include: a digital economy strategy: “a digital economy strategy to drive the adoption of new technology across the economy” copyright reform: “to encourage new ideas and protect […]

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March 3, 2010 67 comments News

The Liberal Roundtable on the Digital Economy: My Comments

Liberal Industry critic Marc Garneau and Heritage critic Pablo Rodriguez yesterday hosted a roundtable on the digital economy on Parliament Hill.  The roundtable featured two panels: one on a digital strategy (including representatives from Telus, MTS Allstream, ITAC, Google, and CAIP) and a second on copyright and broadcasting (I participated in this panel along with Barry Sookman and representatives from ACTRA, Rogers, and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada).  Kady O'Malley live blogged the entire event and the Wire Report also provides coverage.  My prepared opening remarks are posted below:

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February 11, 2010 4 comments Committees, News

Garneau on a Canadian Digital Strategy

Liberal Industry critic Marc Garneau has published an op-ed on the need for a Canadian digital strategy.  Garneau calls out the lack of action on connectivity, universal access, net neutrality, and intellectual property reform.

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February 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

UK Digital Economy Bill: Amendment Proposals Nears 300

Reports from the UK indicate that the number of proposed reforms to the UK Digital Economy Bill has hit 299, indicative of considerable disagreement within the House of Lords over the bill.

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January 11, 2010 1 comment News