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Presentation – Net Neutrality

Hi everyone, Our presentation is going to be on net neutrality and zero-rating. Here are a few articles that you can read before the class!

News of the Week; February 22, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The Shattered Mirror, Part Three: Why Income Tax Changes for Digital Advertising Won’t Save Local Media (Michael Geist) CRTC Extends Direct Regulation to Resellers of Telecommunications Services  Bains Gives Bell-MTS Merger a Pass Despite Competition Bureau Finding Serious Wireless Market Problems (Michael Geist) ‘Last night in Sweden’ was a figment […]

News of the Week; February 15, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY Fuss over American Super Bowl ads ignores reality of Internet TV CRTC wireless code review generates regulatory risk: Desjardins analyst Why the Wireless Industry Fears Bill Transparency and Bans on Unlocking Fees (Michael Geist) Comcast, AT&T Are Paying Minority Groups To Support Killing Net Neutrality Wyden, Other Senators Warn That […]

“Why Mobile Game Ads Look Nothing Like the Game” (Motherboard)

Hi all, I came across an article which makes an interesting addendum to the topic on which I presented last week: “Why Mobile Game Ads Look Nothing Like the Game” (Motherboard). As the title implies, it focuses on ads for mobile games (on TV and elsewhere), and has more of an American perspective than our […]

“Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason”

Hello everyone, Here’s a very intriguing article from The New Yorker about information processing and human perception. I suspect that many of you will find this piece interesting and (perhaps more importantly) enjoyable to read. The author relates modern phenomena (e.g. fake news) to key developments in our ancient past, with references to a variety […]

February 15 Group Presentation #2 (Social Media and Government Regulation)

Dear All, Since we are the second group presenting, we’ve tried to keep our content concise. Our presentation will focus on harms arising from social media and government attempts to regulate them. The first link below gives a sense of the type of social harm that can result from the wider reach and often anonymous […]

News of the Week; February 8, 2017

MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS & NET NEUTRALITY The Future of Simsub Post-Super Bowl: Why Canadian Viewership Data Vindicated the CRTC (Michael Geist) Bell Media adopts new tactics in bid to lure Super Bowl viewers Poll: Vast majority of Canadians oppose Internet Tax, prefer funding CanCon by extending GST/HST to foreign online companies Focus: Is shutting down TV […]

February 15 Discussion Materials (Internet Advertising)

Our discussion outline on internet advertising and a number of unique communications law issues which it raises.