Day: February 5, 2010

Debating graduated response at the Center for Democracy and TechnologyDebating graduated response at the Center for Democracy and Technology



The US Center for Democracy and Technology recently hosted a debate about the pros and cons of graduated responses systems. The debate can be seen below.  

As Canada considers its options for copyright reform, we should be focusing not on whether we should implement graduated response, but on how we ought to do it.

France, the UK, and New Zealand have shown the way. Representatives from Belgium and now Turkey have also expressed support for implementing  such a regime. Yesterday’s iiNet decision in Australia shows that self-regulatory approaches may not work out as expected. 

Where is Canada’s plan for the digital age?Where is Canada’s plan for the digital age?



Earlier this week, MP Marc Garneau published an op-ed in the National Post asking “Where is Canada’s plan for the digital age?” A good question.

He pointed out that “a renewed vision is required for a digital economy”, that the “digital economy will be a defining part of our economy”, that technology “is changing our world” and that we must “evolve if we hope to prosper”.

Mr. Garneau is clearly right. Technology is changing our world and we either have to adapt or suffer the consequences.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-02-05Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2010-02-05