Posted by Erin Brown-John on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 00:12
Will anonymity and hyperlinks be illegal in Canada?
A new crime bill proposed by the Conservative government suggests that it could. The bill, one of several that is scheduled to be read in Parliament, would place new limits on creating hyperlinks to content considered to be illegal or to using a pseudonym online. Read more »
Maiden notes, ""Having spoken to someone with a child in Afghanistan... the emotion that I saw as I explained about UBB was touching & sad. Sad... how big business intends to make communication with loved ones too expensive." Read more »
Posted by Erin Brown-John on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 23:57
App developers will now have access to the Canadian Number Portability Administration Centre Service Management System. The system contains information about consumers' number portability and ensures that they can keep the same phone number when switching providers. Read more »
While I sympathize with the frustration over the CRTC's decision to essentially make broadband a "watching brief," I wonder why Canadians should expect the CRTC to lead on broadband targets and funding. Universal access to globally competitive broadband (in terms of speed, pricing, and consumer choice) is a perhaps the most important digital policy issue Canada faces and it should not be viewed through a narrow telecom regulatory lens.
We did it. For the first time in Canadian history, you, me, and hundreds of thousands of our friends made an open, affordable Internet a key election issue. Thank you. Thank you for emailing your elected officials, for petitioning your candidates, for all the facebook "likes," retweets, and forwards to friends. And thank you for supporting OpenMedia.ca with your financial gifts so that we can keep fighting for an open, affordable internet for all Canadians. Read more »