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Telecom

The DRM Free-Fall

As Bell unveils a DRM-free music store and Yahoo says it won't invest any more money in DRM-based music stores, the DRM free-fall continues, yet CRIA and its allies puzzlingly continue to focus on legal reforms tied to DRM as their primary legislative objective.

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October 9, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Industry Minister to Meet with Telcos Over Spectrum

Reuters reports that Industry Minister Jim Prentice will be meeting with the major telcos this week to discuss the forthcoming spectrum auction.

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September 25, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Montreal Gazette on Canadian Wireless Services

The Montreal Gazette gives its review of the Ted Rogers vs. Pierre-Karl Péladeau speeches, Bell's new "unlimited" data service, and the missing iPhone.

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September 24, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Bell’s Unlimited Access Plan

Mark Goldberg notes that Bell has announced an unlimited data plan for wireless connection cards at a reasonable $75 per month (plus system access fees bumping up the price to $84).  The catch?  The fine print includes: You shall not use or allow others to use the Service or your […]

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September 20, 2007 38 comments News

System Access Fee Class Action Seeks Billions in Compensation

The Toronto Star reports that a Saskatchewan court has certified a class action against the major telecommunications companies over the widespread use of "system access fees", a deceptive monthly charge added to cell phone bills that appears to be government mandated, but isn't (I touched on it in a column […]

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September 19, 2007 40 comments Must Reads