R v. Fearon: The Supreme Court on cell phones and privacy

R v. Fearon: The Supreme Court on cell phones and privacy by Lisa Di Valentino On December 11, 2014, the Supreme Court released its decision in R. v. Fearon, which I brought up in an earlier post about a similar case…

Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights?

Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights? This presentation will examine the relationship between copyright law and provisions in licensing agreements which are often in tension. Contractual provisions that seek to limit the ability of end-users (such…

Upcoming Visit to SLIS at the University of Alberta

I will be heading out to Edmonton later this month to give a series of talks and to offer a one-unit course in Copyright at UA’s School of Library and Information Studies. Here is the announcement from the SLIS webpage:…

Marie Blosh Declares Candidacy for London City Council in Ward 6

Marie Blosh Declares Candidacy for London City Council in Ward 6

Here is something not on copyright, privacy or telecom policy.  My wife, Marie Blosh, is running for City Council in London Ontario.  Here is the statement she issued today (which coincidentally is the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard…

U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the cell phone privacy decision issued last week from the US Supreme Court   U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual by Lisa Di Valentino…

Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the internet privacy decision issued today from the SCC . . . Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity by Lisa Di Valentino Today, the Canadian Supreme…

Response to the USask TransformUS strategic plan and fate of Prof. Robert Buckingham

The London Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild has posted an excellent analysis of recent developments at the University of Saskatchewan.  I am reposting it here as it points to underlying problems at this university,  which remain ongoing despite the departure…

CFP: Organize and Assemble IV: The Commodification of Information Goods and Library Services

The Edmonton Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild has issued a Call for Proposals for its fourth annual Organize and Assemble Symposium.  Submissions are due on July 4th;  this year the conference proceedings will be published in the Progressive Librarian….

McNally on the 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework

Here is a guest posting by Michael McNally analysing the recently announced 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework: This past Friday (Jan 10, 2014) Industry Canada released the Licensing and Technical Framework for the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) – 2500…