New copyright reform bill set to come to Canada

Nov. 28, 2007
Did Canadian politicians give in to Hollywood’s demands on copyright reform?
Mike Masnick writes of a new copyright reform bill that is expected to come to Canada soon.

“ Michael Geist reports that Canada is about to announce its latest copyright reform bill and it’s a dreamlist of everything that the entertainment industry desires… retaining the private copying levy, no flexible fair use/fair dealing rules…and many others.”

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Biometrics won’t fix data loss problems
The Register
John Oates sheds light on the issue of when biometrics become compromised. Here, he writes of a letter written by six academics to a U.K. Parliamentary committee.

“ The academics also note that including biometric information on a national ID register would make such records even more valuable to fraudsters, and once compromised make “fixing” the problem even more difficult.”

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Cisco in the emerging markets: Is it all as rosy as it seems?
Network World
Branching off into emerging markets could push Cisco back instead of forward, according to Morgan Stanley, a global financial firm, Cisconet writes.

“Cisco acknowledges that starting from scratch in countries with no infrastructure could mean Cisco waiting a bit before seeing some significant dollar rewards there…that could mean…roadblocks in Cisco’s journey into new markets.”

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