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Would Bill C-61 have protected copyright violators?

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. When the Conservative government attempted to introduce Bill C-61 last year, one of the chief complaints of the bill was the anti-circumvention provision, which essentially made it illegal to break digital locks placed on software or digital data such as music or movie files. A new interpretation shows that provision actually favoured copyright violators.

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Where's the competition?

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. Much of the debate around issues like net neutrality and wireless competition in this country often ends up at the doorstep of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), which today issued a report on the state of the communications industry.

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BNN cracks down on Youtube

By Emily Chung, CBCNews.ca
The Business News Network faced some harsh accusations this week from Canadian copyright reform activists after it ordered some of its copyrighted videos to be removed from Youtube.

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Google privacy trial delayed

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. The trial in Italy of four Google executives accused of defamation and violating privacy scheduled to begin Tuesday has been postponed until September because an interpreter was ill and unable to attend. As a result, content providers around the world may have to spend another three months fretting over the implications about a successful prosecution.

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Liberals support Net Neutrality. Now what?

By Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. Last week Marc Garneau, the federal Liberal party critic for Industry, Science and Technology, spoke in Parliament and for the first time declared his party's support for the principle of net neutrality.

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Net neutrality again before the House

By Paul Jay, CBC News.ca.

New Democrat digital affairs critic Charlie Angus has tabled another bill designed to enshrine the principle of net neutrality, his second attempt to bring the issue to the House of Commons through a private member's bill.

Bill C-398 will “ensure the future development of the internet is not impeded by unfair throttling or interference by telecom giants” the NDP said in a release Friday.

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Can Sweden find an unbiased judge?

By Paul Jay, CBC News.ca.

The Pirate Bay trial has always had an aura of the absurd to it, mostly because the administrators of the file-sharing site have treated the collected threats against them with a mixture of contempt and humour. But now the legal proceedings are themselves turning farcical.

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Jesse Brown: Obama the copyright cyberbully

By Jesse Brown, CBC technology columnist:

The Obama administration has placed Canada on the United States’ copyright blacklist. Under Bush, we were on their “Watch List”. Now we’re on the “Priority Watch List”. Scary!

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Jesse Brown: Your chance to weigh in on Net Neutrality

By Jesse Brown, CBC technology columnist:

This summer, the CRTC will finally rule on whether traffic shaping by ISPs is legal. To do so, they’ll hold hearings, and in those hearings, opinions will be heard. Yours can be among them. Yesterday the CRTC opened an online public consultation on net neutrality.

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Are Canadians against levies on ISPs?

by Paul Jay, CBCNews.ca. While a number of artist groups and broadcasters have called on the CRTC to impose a levy on internet service providers, a couple of new polls suggests Canadians aren't crazy about the idea.
On Thursday, Angus Reid Strategies published two online polls, both of which suggested Canadians aren't enamored with ISP levies.

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