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ISPs avoid royalties for music downloads
Wednesday, June 30 2004 @ 10:37 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,957
Justice From Globe and Mail:

Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by web customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday.

The court ruled 9-0 that companies providing wide access to the web are merely "intermediaries" who are not bound by federal copyright legislation.

At issue was an effort by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) to force Internet service providers to pay a tariff.

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Parties the same? Not on tech issues
Monday, June 21 2004 @ 08:29 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 2,643
Justice Picked up from Digital Copyright Canada:

With the federal election now just one week away, millions of voters are sizing up the national parties' positions on a wide range of issues. For those interested in technology law and policy issues ? including copyright, spam, and privacy ? the election campaign has been a disappointment as technology policy has barely registered on the election-issue radar.

Read full article in Toronto Star

Upgrade to Geeklog
Monday, June 14 2004 @ 03:27 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,783
Events I've almost completed the upgrade to Geeklog. The last thing to do is get the theme back up.

All of the user accounts should still work. If they don't try resetting your password.

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Most Recent Post: 06/20 10:30AM by Linegod

Digital Copyright Canada forum
Wednesday, June 09 2004 @ 08:58 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,071
General News Russell McOrmond submitted the following:

Want to be proactive rather than reactive on government policy around the Internet, Free/Libre and Open Source Software, and Digital Copyright? Want to find out what your candidates know about these areas of policy?

The Digital Copyright Canada forum is working to try to get these answers. Please get involved and ensure that your views get onto the election agenda.

Ontario's school system gives StarOffice a shot
Thursday, May 27 2004 @ 03:49 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 4,525
Education The province of Ontario Thursday said it has reached an agreement with Sun Microsystems of Canada to provide more than two million students with access to the company's StarOffice desktop productivity suite.

Sun Canada is calling it the largest ever StarOffice 7 shipment in North America. The software has been delivered to each of Ontario's 72 public and Catholic school boards and may be freely copied for school use. Financial details of the arrangement were not disclosed, but Sun Canada's director for education and research Lynne Zucker said that the fee was minimal.

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A tale of two open source cities
Friday, April 30 2004 @ 03:32 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
Views:: 3,173
General News Two Canadian municipal government departments have come out of the closet about their computing preferences.

And while one open source consultant isn't calling for any pride parades, he does argue that all public sector organizations, including health care and education, have a "moral obligation almost" to examine the open source software option and to develop clear policies about its adoption.

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Linux Thin Clients To Replace Sun In North Battleford School Board
Sunday, April 11 2004 @ 02:59 PM CST
Contributed by: Anonymous
Views:: 4,415
Education BRAMPTON, Ontario, March 30, 2004 - Systems Aligned Inc. ("Systems Aligned"), a professional Linux IT services firm, announced today the sale of Linux thin clients and servers to the North West Catholic School Division #16 ("NWCSD #16") school board in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

A look At The Myths of Open Source
Friday, April 02 2004 @ 01:36 PM CST
Contributed by: michael
Views:: 3,558
Open Source Malcolm Wheatly writing for CIO.COM has a look at at some of the Myths surrounding Open Source and its deployment.

The Bottom Line

Is open source right for every organization? In the end, argues Andy Mulholland, chief technology officer for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, it's a question of attitude. "The arguments for and against open-source software often get very trivialized," he says. "It's not a technology issue; it's a business issue to do with externalization."

"The lesson of the Web is that standardization is better than differentiation," Mulholland claims. "Is there a virtue in doing things differently? Is there a virtue in doing things the same way as everybody else?" As the past decade has shown, standardization with a proprietary flavor?think Microsoft?has its drawbacks: bloatware, security loopholes, eye-popping license fees and an unsettling reliance upon a single vendor. In offices around the globe, an era of open-source standardization, determined to condemn such drawbacks to history, may be dawning.

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State Government Open Code Collaborative
Thursday, April 01 2004 @ 09:32 PM CST
Contributed by: Temitchell
Views:: 2,974
Open Source reports that a group of U.S. states (styled the Government Open Code Collaborative) are launching a software repository for government agencies.

Brazilian Government Consolidates Zope/Plone platform
Tuesday, March 30 2004 @ 05:21 PM CST
Contributed by: Temitchell
Views:: 2,889
Open Source This is from the Plone website - tooting their horn and rightfully so.

"Serpro is the most prominent IT solution provider for the Brazilian Government. Created in the 1960s, SERPRO is responsible for all IT services within the Ministry of Finance and key information systems for the federal government. SERPRO is now using Zope and Plone as their primary portal construction tool for Government Web Content Management Solutions."

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