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Canada’s National IP Strategy: My Submission on Awareness, Administration and Innovation: The Canadian government announced plans for the development of a national IP strategy in this year’s budget. The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development held a series of roundtables late last month and invited public comment. The comment period closed earlier this week and the su...
My NAFTA Consultation Comments: Promoting Canadian Interests in the IP and E-commerce Chapters: The Canadian government’s deadline for written submissions to the consultation on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement closes today (though the government just announced that it will continue to accept comments on its form after the deadline). My submission to the consulta...
Ignoring the Supreme Court: Trial Judge Hands Access Copyright Fair Dealing Victory: For the past 13 years, Canadian copyright jurisprudence has followed a consistent trajectory. Starting with the Supreme Court of Canada’s CCH decision in 2004, Canadian courts and tribunals have affirmed the need for balance in copyright and the importance of user’s rights. That approach has been...
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The URS Also Applies to These Top-Level Domains: Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) is often described as a domain name dispute policy that applies to the new gTLDs. While that's true, the URS is actually broader than that. The URS (a quick and inexpensive policy that allows a trademark owner to obtain the temporary suspension of a domain ...
Mid-Year .brands Review: 2017 Off to a Brilliant Start: If you've read my blogs in the past, you'll know that I'm really passionate about the benefits that .brands can deliver to organizations and their customers. We are now half way through 2017 which provides us with an opportunity to have a good hard look at the data and reflect on the last six m...
Nation Scale Internet Filtering — Do's and Don'ts: If a national government wants to prevent certain kinds of Internet communication inside its borders, the costs can be extreme and success will never be more than partial. VPN and tunnel technologies will keep improving as long as there is demand, and filtering or blocking out every such technolo...
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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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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.

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