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eBay Powersellers Now Threatened By Possible Tax Audits

Based on the (thankfully) limited time I have spent in and around prison, there is a clearly defined pecking order amongst inmates, with child molesters occupying the nadir and (failed) bank robbers at the zenith. Illegal immigrants and petty crooks generally fall comfortably in the middle. But I wonder where someone being sent to prison […]

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Canada’s ADISQ Calls For a Stop to Copying CDs at Libraries

Those who argue for balanced copyright policies are often characterized as anti-copyright. Yet in my research I’ve seen at least two examples that suggest that the characterization (which I would prefer not be used at all) might be appropriately applied to the collectives, at least with respect to how the Supreme Court of Canada interprets copyright. […]

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Dave Matthews Band Gives Instructions on Beating Music DRM

The CD version of Stand Up, the release from the Dave Matthews Band, contains copy control technology that is ostensibly designed to limit or prevent copying. The technology doesn’t do a particularly good job at stopping copying, however, though it is very good at annoying consumers. Artists don’t appear to be fans either. The Dave […]

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How Canadian ISPs Are Responding to Net Neutrality Rules

Last fall, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued its much-anticipated Internet traffic management ruling, better known as the net neutrality decision. The case attracted national interest as the CRTC established several key requirements for Canada’s Internet providers. These included new transparency obligations that forced ISPs to disclose their network management practices, such as why […]

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Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Technology Under Fire By CRTC in Canada

P2P (Peer-to-Peer) is a technology, not an activity. File sharing is an activity uses P2P technology. P2P is about sharing content and resources with peers. The internet has always been about sharing resources with peers. Bandwidth is a resource. In the beginning it was military computer peers. Then it was academic researcher peers. Now it’s […]

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