Internet

Bell Calls for CRTC-Backed Website Blocking System and Complete Criminalization of Copyright in NAFTA

Bell, Canada’s largest telecom company, has called on the government to support radical copyright and broadcast distribution reforms as part of the NAFTA renegotiation. Their proposals include the creation of a mandated website blocking system without judicial review overseen by the CRTC and the ...

Hive Blockchain raises $30-million for new cryptocurrency mining centre

With its stock continuing to soar in the days since its trading debut, cryptocurrency miner Hive Blockchain (TSXV:HIVE) has decided to take advantage of its newly lofty price. In a press release Thursday, HIVE announced it would raise $30-million to acquire a second data centre. Hive CEO Harry Pok ...

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 i ...

New study says you can find anything online, except for God

A new survey by researchers at Baylor University finds that most Americans don’t use the Internet to find religious or spiritual content and most don’t see technology and the Internet as threats to their faith. According to the study, “American Values, Mental Health and Using Technology in th ...

“Mommy” wine festival draws predictably puritanical response

File this one under chill the hell out. And we’re not just talking about the Gewürztraminer. If you’re to believe the reactions of some, a wine festival aimed at attracting new mothers is the worst thing since unsliced bread. The event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival” took place last W ...

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Canadian Enterprise Software Vendors

Editors note: The following special feature is brought to you courtesy Industrial Alliance Securities and analyst Blair Abernethy. It will run in multiple parts over the next two weeks in Cantech Letter. In various forms, Artificial Intelligence has been around for decades, but as a sub-sector of ...

Benchmarking Canada’s creativity: ICTC’s innovation scorecard

Alexandra CuteanThere is little doubt these days that the future of global business is inherently tied to innovation. From the far-reaching impacts of Blockchain, to the unbounded potential of Artificial Intelligence, it is increasingly clear that the essence of innovation takes shape at the inters ...

HP reinventing printing with four new solutions for cloud, security, IoT, and workflow optimization

In what’s been a busy few days for HP Inc., the company has continued the momentum and unveiled four major solutions at its global partner forum, HP Reinvent, held this year on Sept. 12 in Chicago, with a goal of reshaping the printing industry for an increasingly digitized world. HP’s latest s ...

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 m ...

Live tweeting Apple’s iPhone 8/iPhone X event

Today’s the big day. Apple is expected to unveil the newest iPhone(s) and more at it’s annual fall event at the new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. commemorating the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, and we’ll be live tweeting the event as it happens. The internet have been abuzz with ...