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The Copyright Lobby’s IIPA Report: Fake News About the State of Canadian Copyright: The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA), a lobby group that represents the major lobbying associations for music, movie, software, and book publishing in the United States, has released its submission to the U.S. government as part of the Special 301 process. The Special 301 proce...
Bogus Claims: Google Submission Points to Massive Fraud in Search Index Takedown Notices: The U.S. DMCA notice-and-takedown system has generated heated debate for many years with supporters arguing that the safe harbour is essential, while rights holder critics countering that the growing number of takedown notices sent to Google illustrates mounting piracy concerns. In recent months,...
Bains Gives Bell-MTS Merger a Pass Despite Competition Bureau Finding Serious Wireless Market Problems: The Canadian government has prioritized innovation as a marquee policy issue. There are  signals that Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains will use the upcoming budget to overhaul the myriad of innovation funding and support programs that have cost billions of dolla...
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When Two Trademarks Aren't Confusingly Similar to One Trademark: As I've written before, domain name disputes involving multiple trademarks sometimes raise interesting issues, including whether a panel can order a domain name transferred to one entity without consent of the other. While panels typically have found ways to resolve this issue, one particularly t...
At the NCPH Intersessional, Compliance Concerns Take Centre Stage: The non-contracted parties of the ICANN community met in Reykjavík last week for their annual intersessional meeting, where at the top of the agenda were calls for more transparency, operational consistency, and procedural fairness in how ICANN ensures contractual compliance. ICANN, as a quasi-...
Ask Not What ICANN Can Do for You, But What You Can Do for ICANN: In recent weeks, you may have seen several articles asking that "ICANN", the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, move more expeditiously to open up the next application window for new gTLDs. As one commenter wrote "Ask a Board member or ICANN staff when they expect the next appli...
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.KIWI Joins New gTLDs Changing Registries: Recently the .versicherung (insurance) new generic Top Level Domain announced it was changing its backend registry provider to nic.at sister company TLD-Box. And this week .kiwi announced it was changing registry providers to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) new Fury Registry...
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A global software users' co-op could #BuyTwitter: Nathan Schneider's September 29 article in The Guardian has sparked an enthusiastic movement to change Twitter from a corporation into a co-op; or if not Twitter itself, then "co-owning a major platform utility" – see campaign page. Campaign supporters are concerned that Twitter's perennial lack ...
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A Second Year of Funding to Enhance Canadians’ Internet Experience: While CIRA’s first priority is the safe and secure management of .CA, Canada’s online identifier, we also have a mandate to do good things for the Internet to benefit Canadians. Over the past few years, we have put in place a number of initiatives to support the development of the Internet in Can...
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Standing still in a changing world. The fight to keep BC's kids competitive in the age of code.: Before I get started, the usual disclosures. What follows is a personal political opinion and is not speaking on behalf of, or endorsed by, any organization I am associated with.  The announcement. If there was a theme to the recent BC Tech Summit, it was the cliche line, "These are not the door...
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Do you know where your data have been?:  Op-ed  Marita Moll Ottawa Citizen Sept. 26, 2013 So you go home, turn to your computer loaded with anti-virus, anti-spying and anti-malware programs, to talk to your brother in Boston via the secured Internet connection in your house. Bingo! Everything you just did is now part of the U.S. Nation...

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The above ballot includes the CIRA CEO's blog (Public Domain), three CIRA directors' blogs (Michael Geist, Kevin McArthur, Kerry Brown), and a VoterMedia blog. If this were a funded blog competition these might not be included, but given the lack of funding and consequent lack of independent blogs, it's helpful to include these "non-independent" blogs.

This Votermedia ballot is not currently funded. It is displayed as a demo for if and when there is funding. Without funding there may be few votes, which makes the rankings less meaningful.

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