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Canada’s NAFTA IP and E-commerce Priorities: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on International Trade: The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has been conducting hearings on the NAFTA negotiations. I appeared before the committee yesterday on a panel that included the dairy industry, food and beverage sector, and my comments on IP and e-commerce. The MPs showed considerable...
Why Copyright Term Matters: Publisher Study Highlights Crucial Role of the Public Domain in Ontario Schools: The Ontario Book Publishers Organization recently published a study funded by the OMDC on the use of Canadian books in English classes in Ontario Public and Catholic schools from Grades 7 to 12. The study surveyed teachers and school boards on which books (including novels, short story collection...
Why Has the Government Failed to Act on Copyright Notice-and-Notice When Internal Docs Raise Abuse and Fraud Concerns?: Canada’s copyright notice-and-notice system has been the subject of controversy and misuse since the moment it launched in 2015.  The system was intended to educate the public on copyright and reduce infringing activity through awareness (experience indicated the approach worked), but has been mi...
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The Madness of Broadband Speed Tests: The broadband industry has falsely sold its customers on "speed", so unsurprisingly "speed tests" have become an insane and destructive benchmark. As a child, I would go to bed, and sometimes the garage door would swing open before I went to sleep. My father had come home early from the late sh...
Preliminary Thoughts on the Equifax Hack: As you've undoubtedly heard, the Equifax credit reporting agency was hit by a major attack, exposing the personal data of 143 million Americans and many more people in other countries. There's been a lot of discussion of liability; as of a few days ago, at least 25 lawsuits had been filed, with t...
In Response to 'Networking Vendors Are Only Good for the Free Lunch': I ran into an article over at the Register this week which painted the entire networking industry, from vendors to standards bodies, with a rather broad brush. While there are true bits and pieces in the piece, some balance seems to be in order. The article recaps a presentation by Peyton Koran a...
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CIRA Publicly Releases DNS Firewall To Protect Canadians From Ransomware and Malware: The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the .ca registry, has publicly released its D-Zone DNS Firewall, a cloud-based cybersecurity solution that protects organisations from the growing threat of malware and ransomware. CIRA’s DNS Firewall helps organisations block access to malicio...
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...
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MEC Election: Why I'm voting for Steve Jones: We Mountain Equipment Co-op members are voting from now through May 25 to elect 3 directors. I'm voting for Steve Jones because he pushes strongly to restore democratic member control, which the incumbent board has been undermining for several years now – see: theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi...
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Relaunching Unrest.ca: In the coming months I'm going to be relaunching this website. Stay tuned. 
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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.