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The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 5: The Inevitable Expansion of the Block List Standard for “Piracy” Sites

The Bell coalition website blocking proposal downplays concerns about over-blocking that often accompanies site blocking regimes by arguing that it will be limited to “websites and services that are blatantly, overwhelmingly, or structurally engaged in piracy.” Having discussed piracy issues in ...

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 4: Absence of Court Orders Would Put Canada At Odds With Almost Everyone

The first three posts in the case against the Bell coalition website plan focused on why it has failed to provide convincing evidence that the drastic step of site blocking is needed (existing law, weak evidence on Canadian piracy, limited negative impact on the market). The series continues by exa ...

Here’s What You Need to Know About Conversational AI

Have you ever stopped to think about how inefficient everyday communication can be? I was stuck on hold with my internet provider recently, and not only had to wait, but also give the same information to multiple representatives. Eventually I got disconnected and — you guessed it — had to star ...

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 3: Piracy Having Little Impact on Thriving Digital Services and TV Production

The case against the Bell coalition’s website blocking plan continues with an examination of the state of new digital business models and Canadian content production (earlier posts looked at Canadian copyright law and weak evidence on Canadian piracy). Given the high threshold needed to gain CRTC ...

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 2: Weak Evidence on the State of Canadian Piracy

Having examined the state of current Canadian copyright law with respect to anti-piracy measures, the series outlining the case against the Bell coalition’s website blocking plan continues with an examination of the evidence on Canadian piracy. The coalition argues that piracy in Canada is a gro ...

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 1: Canada’s Current Copyright Law Provides Effective Anti-Piracy Tools

The Bell coalition’s website blocking proposal has sparked a huge public outcry, with thousands of Canadians submitting interventions to the CRTC opposing a plan premised on website blocking without direct court involvement. I have written several posts on the issue – a general assessment on wh ...

Sierra Wireless has 75% upside, National Bank Financial says

Sierra Wireless’s (TSX:SW, Nasdaq:SWIR) most recent quarterly results revealed underlying momentum in its business, National Bank Financial analyst Richard Tse said. On Thursday, Sierra Wireless reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results. In the fourth quarter, the company lost (All fig ...

Is Canopy Growth Corp. losing its lead as cannabis king?

Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) has long played the role of heavyweight champion of the weed sector Canada, but with recent moves by two of its closest rivals, is Canopy in danger of losing its crown? We delved into data from Google Trends and found that this likely not the case. Since the race beg ...

Sending a Different Message: After Bell Website Blocking Coalition Warns About Cord Cutting, Bell CEO Says It Isn’t Accelerating

The Bell coalition website blocking proposal places considerable emphasis on the impact of cord cutting, a reference to television subscribers canceling their service. Earlier this week, I blogged about CMPA data that called into question claims of negative impacts on the industry, with the actual ...

Winning with cloud in today’s competitive market

It’s not easy to stay competitive when any company with an Internet connection, a few dollars, and a dash of ambition can access tell-all data and analytics. How your company answers the question “How do we get an edge over our competitors?” is as critical today as it was when push-button phon ...