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CRTC Chair Blais Calls Out Telcos For Double-Talk on Internet Fibre Investment: CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais participated in a fascinating question-and-answer session at MIT this week in which he bluntly spoke out on a wide range of issues including cultural issues, copyright, and Internet policy.  I’ll have a future post on his culture comments (his copyright remarks noted ...
Australian Copyright Scandal Points to the Need for Greater Oversight of Copyright Collectives: The Australian copyright community has been shocked by a scandal involving the Copyright Agency, a copyright collective that diverted millions of dollars intended for authors toward a lobbying and advocacy fund designed to fight against potential fair use reforms. The collective reportedly withhe...
CRTC’s Zero Rating Ruling Kills Proposals for Preferential Treatment for Cancon Online: There is much to like about last week’s CRTC’s differential pricing decision (also referred to as zero rating) with recent posts from Dwayne Winseck, Timothy Denton, and Peter Nowak providing some helpful analysis. My initial post focused on the CRTC’s key findings and the new framework that will...
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Oh, Those Wild and Crazy New TLDs: Among the many issues affecting ICANN's thousand new TLDs is collisions, that is, the same name already used elsewhere. The other uses are non-standard and unofficial, but some names turn out to have been used a lot. One approach to see how bad the collisions are is controlled interruption, in wh...
Domain Names Are Fading From User View: The internet has changed and evolved ever since it's ancestors first came to life in the late 1960's. Some technology fades away and is forgotten; other aspects continue but are overlaid, like geological sediments, so that they are now longer visible but are still present under the surface. The...
Commodifying Words and Letters in the .Com Space: Words (and by extension their constituent letters) are as free to utter and use as is the air sustaining life. No one owns them. There is no toll fee to be paid to dictionary makers who curate them. There are, however, two carve-outs from this public domain, namely words and letters businesses us...
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CIRA Announces New Ventures With .NZ And .PT To Deliver Anycast DNS Services As ccTLD Registries Look For New Opportunities: The Canadian ccTLD manager has announced two joint ventures this week with New Zealand and Portugal’s ccTLD registries to deliver Anycast DNS services. The joint venture with New Zealand’s ccTLD augments .nz’s DNS infrastructure with a global network of nodes and peering to over 2,300 networks. A...
.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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FICOM Should Say No to Coast Capital Board: Transferring our credit union from BC to nation-wide is bad for its 500,000 members.Coast Capital Savings Credit Union's board of directors has launched a plan to expand nationally, which would increase their opportunities to benefit personally from their power and members' disempowerment. The da...
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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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City of Victoria to Millennial Families: Go Live In A Shed: On Thursday night last week the Victoria city council approved the latest housing measure in their fight against millennial families - dashing their last hopes for housing affordability. The latest iteration is a policy that council is calling Garden Suites and the city has done a media blitz ev...
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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.

We welcome comments, corrections, questions, suggested blogs to add etc -- please email admin[at]votermedia.org.