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News of the Week; September 20, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY  Why Canadian cell phone bills are among the most expensive on the planet: As tech analyst Michael Geist has noted, cell phone companies keep raising prices ‘because they can’  Toronto Star receives $65,000 fine for violating CRTC Do Not Call List rules Yet Another Report Says The Rate Of TV […]

News of the Week; September 13, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY  TV Ad Spend To Remain Flat Through 2021 As Cord-Cutting Surpasses Projections (Report) More on Media Deregulation – Chairman Pai Speaks to NAB Radio Show and Promises to Propose the Repeal of a Rule Each Month  Comcast Whines That The Net Neutrality Debate It Keeps Rekindling Is A Lot Like […]

Old Media v. Social Media: Some Observations

In Toronto on April 26, 2017 I participated in The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2017 Entertainment & Media Law Symposium. The panel I was part of was entitled “#BraveNewWorld: How to Practice Social Media Law.” Being far and away the oldest of the panellists, I proved my age through my topic “Old Media v. […]

Trusting Ourselves: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Realities

Again this past April I was honoured to participate in my wonderful colleague, Professor Gaetano Dimita’s outstanding annual international “More Than Just a Game” conference, in London, U.K. The conference was fittingly put on at historic Stationers’ Hall by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, aided and abetted by a group […]

News of the Week; September 6, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards: You can’t fix the US broadband problem by redefining it, senators tell FCC. FCC’s Broken Comments System Could Help Doom Net Neutrality FCC “apology” shows anything can be posted to agency site using insecure API: FCC API could be misused […]