Tag Archives: Canada

Canada 3.0 And The Illusion Of Scarcity

The other night I was having dinner with a friend and her teen-aged daughter who – not unlike many of her age – was struggling with the idea that some people, specifically those of a ‘wiser’ generation, just didn’t understand things like the Internet, Facebook, iPods, and the like. We tried to explain to her […]
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Michael Geist on Rogers' iPhone Plans

I’m travelling this week, but want to blog this story. I have specific thoughts about the real threat that wireless pricing and Bill C-61 have for Canadian industry, but for now, Michael Geist has written a great piece on Rogers’ plans… Michael Geist – Canadians Face Triple Lock on Apple iPhone
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Michael Geist – The Canadian DMCA: A Betrayal

Michael Geist – The Canadian DMCA: A Betrayal Brlliant
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ArsTechnica examines "Made-In-Canada DMCA"

Ars Technica reviews the new Canadian Copyright Act (Bill C-61) and comes back with a distressing, albeit not entirely surprising analysis. The review can be found here What’s great about the review is that although it most definitely has a point-of-view (e.g. “…those pesky details… make even the “consumer-friendly” parts of the bill a bit […]
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Bell Rings Itself

From The Globe & Mail’s Jack Kapica: Bell announced this morning it has opened the online Bell Video Store, which will sell and rent movies and TV shows, and it has already run into an issue that has little to do with buying or renting videos. The moment the news hit, the reactions were loud […]
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Michael Geist | 10 More Questions for Industry Minister Prentice

Michael Geist writes today: Last fall, as Industry Minister Jim Prentice was preparing to introduce new copyright legislation, I wrote an article in the Hill Times posing ten questions to Prentice about the forthcoming bill. Many of the questions – which focused on issues such as flexibility in implementing international copyright treaties, concern about the […]
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Canadian Copyright, From The Horse's… Pen.

h/t to Michael Geist – GREAT op-ed essay on Canadian copyright reform in today’s Globe and Mail entitled Who Needs Copyright, Anyway?. Rather than being written by a member of the government, or a lawyer, or even a professor (sorry Dr. Geist), it’s written by John Degen, head of PWAC – the Professional Writers Association […]
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Michael Geist | CRTC New Media Consultation

h/t to David Canton via Twitter… Please add your comments about Net Neutrality to the CRTC’s Consultations site. Links:David Canton’s CommentaryMichael Geist – CRTC New Media Consultation
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Copyright Rumours Swirling Again

h/t to David Canton via Twitter… Michael Geist is indicating that the Canadian copyright reform measures that the Conservative government has been advancing is again in play. There are many points at issue here, including: A lack of transparency in the legal process that has the appearance of cronyism and capitulation to special interest (including […]
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Michael Geist on Canada's Wireless Crisis

Michael Geist’s most excellent blog elucidates a point I made in a previous posting here; Namely, that the state of the wireless industry in Canada is a sad one, and that the lack of competition in the country is hurting our ability to innovate and compete on the world stage. “In many ways, the iPhone […]
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