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US Introduces NetNeutrality Legislation

While the CRTC grapples with issues of ISP discrimination against applications, services and users, the US has introduced legislation intended to guarantee Americans will not face such discrimination unless it is justified. Specifically, the proposed Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009 will prevent ISPs from degrading bandwidth based on application unless such degradation is justified.

The CRTC has the power now to institute similar protections for Canadians and the Internet. Hopefully it will take some guidance from this new Bill.

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Montreal Copyright Town Hall

Watch a replay of the Montreal copyright consultation town hall:
http://ossguy.com/copycon-montreal.wmv.

Read a summary here:
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4217/125/

Welcome and Some Net Neutrality

Welcome to Digital Agenda (.ca) this site is part of CIPPIC's plan to have a more active online presence. The site is still under a bit of construction and will be fleshed out in the coming weeks. If you find anything that is not working quite right, you would like to get involved, or if you have any ideas about the site.

I am a third year law student at the University of Ottawa and I suppose I am also the site administrator. Much of my time this summer was spent on the CRTC Net Neutrality hearing, so I wanted to have a post updating folks on what happens now.

France Delays Passing 3-Strike Copyright Penalty Scheme

The French National Assembly faces yet another delay in its attempt to implement its 3 strikes and your off the Internet approach to copyright enforcement.

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