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Lockdown: The Coming War on General-Purpose Computing

Lockdown: The Coming War on General-Purpose Computing | Legislation | Scoop.it

Cory Doctorow has an exceptional essay on the legislative and political battles that start with copyright but don't end there.

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Government Announces Plan to Drop Twitter Ban on Posting Early Election Results

Government Announces Plan to Drop Twitter Ban on Posting Early Election Results | Legislation | Scoop.it
Tim Uppal, the Minister of State for Democratic Reform, just announced via Twitter that the government plans to introduce legislation repealing sections of the Election Act that create a ban on communicating election results before all polls have...
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Cory Doctorow on the War on General Computing

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CBC's Spark has a 30 minute podcast interview with Cory Doctorow that expands on his war on general computing essay with considerable discussion on Bill C-11 and digital locks.

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From Deadwood to Opportunity: CRIA Changes Its Tune on the Canadian Online Music Market

From Deadwood to Opportunity: CRIA Changes Its Tune on the Canadian Online Music Market | Legislation | Scoop.it
For many years, the most prominent critic of the Canadian online music
market has been the industry itself.
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"Objective Sanity Check"?: Canada Slips Further in Global Broadband Rankings

"Objective Sanity Check"?: Canada Slips Further in Global Broadband Rankings | Legislation | Scoop.it

Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet Report and it finds that Canada continues to slide in global broadband rankings.

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Transport Canada Issues DMCA Takedown Over On-the-Record Response

Transport Canada Issues DMCA Takedown Over On-the-Record Response | Legislation | Scoop.it

Transport Canada has reportedly issued a DMCA takedown notice to Scribd over an on-the-record response it provided to a journalist.

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No Internet Lock-Down

No Internet Lock-Down | Legislation | Scoop.it

Open Media has launched a new campaign against copyright reforms that threaten digital rights including the prospect of website blocking, Internet termination, and digital locks.

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"Bill C-11 Is No SOPA": My Response

"Bill C-11 Is No SOPA": My Response | Legislation | Scoop.it
Barry Sookman, lawyer and registered lobbyist for the Canadian Recording Industry Association (now Music Canada), the Motion Pictures Association - Canada, and Canadian Publishers Council, has an op-ed in the National Post claiming that concerns...
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Supreme Court of Canada Rules ISPs Are Not Broadcasters

Supreme Court of Canada Rules ISPs Are Not Broadcasters | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Internet providers are not broadcasters for the purposes of the Broadcasting Act when they simply transmit content to subscribers.  The court noted "when providing access to the Internet, which is the only...
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South Korean Indicted Over Twitter Posts From North Korea

South Korean Indicted Over Twitter Posts From North Korea | Legislation | Scoop.it
South Korean prosecutors indicted a social media and freedom-of-speech activist this week for reposting messages from the North Korean government's Twitter account.
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An Austrian Law Student Faces Down Facebook

An Austrian Law Student Faces Down Facebook | Legislation | Scoop.it
Max Schrems's crusade against the information collected by the social network has become a cause célèbre in parts of Europe, looming over the company as it prepares to go public.
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The Anatomy of Lawful Access Phone Records

The Anatomy of Lawful Access Phone Records | Legislation | Scoop.it

Christopher Parsons has a great post that unpacks lawful access phone records and explains why lawful access requires far more than simple phone book records.

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Statscan To Make All Online Data Free

Statscan To Make All Online Data Free | Legislation | Scoop.it
Big news on the open government front where Embassy is reporting that Statistics Canada will
make all of its online data free starting early next year.
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Number of CRTC Net Neutrality Complaints Accelerating

Number of CRTC Net Neutrality Complaints Accelerating | Legislation | Scoop.it

Sarah Schmidt of Postmedia reports that net neutrality complaints to the CRTC have accelerated over the past six months.

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Ontario Court of Appeal Issues Landmark Ruling on Privacy Tort

Ontario Court of Appeal Issues Landmark Ruling on Privacy Tort | Legislation | Scoop.it

The Ontario Court of Appear issued a major new privacy decision, creating a new legal tort called "intrusion upon seclusion."

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Canada Wants Telecom, Culture Off the Table in CETA

Canada Wants Telecom, Culture Off the Table in CETA | Legislation | Scoop.it
Canada's offer to the Europeans in the Canada-EU Trade Agreement
negotiations on several key areas leaked yesterday. The
documents reveal that Canada wants both telecom foreign ownership and
cultural protections kept out the agreement.
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CRTC Releases Net Neutrality Complaints Data

CRTC Releases Net Neutrality Complaints Data | Legislation | Scoop.it

The CRTC yesterday released new net neutrality complaints data. The data shows a significant increase in the number of complaints in the last quarter of 2011 when compared with the prior two years.

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Universities and Copyright: Contrast and Compare

Universities and Copyright: Contrast and Compare | Legislation | Scoop.it
On Monday evening, Access Copyright and the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto announced that they have entered into a new licensing deal.
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Rogers Announces Plans To Drop Internet Throttling This Year

Rogers Announces Plans To Drop Internet Throttling This Year | Legislation | Scoop.it
Last week Rogers advised
the CRTC that it plans to drop
Internet throttling for all customers by the end of the year. The
move was not unexpected given that its policy was an outlier
among all major Canadian ISPs.
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Will Canada - China Changes Include a Shift on Intellectual Property?

Will Canada - China Changes Include a Shift on Intellectual Property? | Legislation | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrived in China today for a high
profile visit aimed at improving the Canada- China economic ties.
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Global News on C-11 and SOPA

Global News on C-11 and SOPA | Legislation | Scoop.it
I participated in a Global News question
and answer feature together with Howard Knopf on Bill C-11 and how
it will affect Canadians.
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Can You Hear Us Now?

Can You Hear Us Now? | Legislation | Scoop.it
The second reading debate on Bill C-11 will conclude today with the
bill headed to committee for further hearings and possible amendment.
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Should Personal Data Be Personal?

Should Personal Data Be Personal? | Legislation | Scoop.it
How do different nations' laws manage the multinational companies that now govern our digital lives?
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May a library loan a loaded ebook reader?

May a library loan a loaded ebook reader? | Legislation | Scoop.it

My cousin Katie asked if libraries could loan loaded ebook readers. For example, one device could have romances, another could have science fiction. Here are my thoughts. I'd appreciate any coments. Let's divide the question into four scenarios.

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CRTC Releases Do-Not-Call Report

CRTC Releases Do-Not-Call Report | Legislation | Scoop.it
The CRTC has released a report
on the functioning of the do-not-call list. The report notes that there
were 103,890 prima facie valid complaints during the reporting period.
The Commission initiated 197 investigations.
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