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Teksavvy vs Voltage File Sharing Case Back in Court This Week

Teksavvy and Voltage were back in court today exclusively over costs.  As some of you may remember, movie studio Voltage is seeking the identity of ISP Teksavvy users who allegedly shared the movie “The Buyers Club” over peer to peer file sharing networks.   443 more words


Managing Privileges using PoshPrivilege

A recent project of mine has been to write a module to manage privileges on a local system. What I came up is a module called PoshPrivilege that allows you to not only look at what user rights are available on a local or remote system, but also provide the ability to Add, Remove, Enable and Disable the privileges as well. 641 more words


Teksavvy vs Voltage Going to Appeals

Teksavvy has filed an appeal on costs in the latest legal battle over file sharing in Canada involving Voltage pictures.  Copyright Lawyer Howard Knopf has written an excellent blog regarding the privacy implications of what has taken place to date, and has a different take on the privacy implications of the… 487 more words


A big fat index term - ALA District Dispatch

“Copyright – See Anti-counterfeiting and Anti-piracy”

via A big fat index term – District Dispatch.

A short read from Carrie Russell, Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association. 71 more words


Indie Telecom Lobbying Efforts Putting Users at Risk

I recently wrote about how BMG/Rightscorp have been providing false and misleading notices for ISPs to hand over to users suspected of downloading.  While most are focusing on the Government, questions have arisen on what role these ISPs have in the new copyright legislation yet again.  512 more words

Digital Policy

Governments Cyber-bullying Front Man Gets Taken To Task Online

Glen Canning, the governments’ sales person on the controversial cyber-bullying bill has received a lot of flak recently from internet users over the past few days, for tweeting out a compromising picture on social media of an MSVU professor.  758 more words

Digital Policy

Copyright Notice Scheme Fails in 8 Days Due to Trolls

Since January 1st 2015, Canadians that download off of bit-torrent started to get “copyright infringement” notices.  I’ve even questioned the amount of money Canadian Internet providers could make on the process.  405 more words