We have Freedom on the Net in Canada; lots of countries not so lucky

Once again this year I authored the Canada Report for Freedom House‘s Freedom on the Net 2017. It’s worth saying (as I did last year) how much I think it’s an honour to do so. But it’s easy to establish that we are pretty lucky in Canada in comparison to a lot of places. Let’s take a look at how much it sucks to be in…

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California Court to Supreme Court of Canada: F*** You (I’m paraphrasing)

Nice houseIn July of 2014, I wrote a post that was entitled This hugely important Google case will be going on for a while…. Well it’s more than 3 years later, and it’s still going on. I am psychic!

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Clearly Unconstitutional Anti-Spam Law Declared Constitutional

Clearly free expression

I’ve got some catching up to do in my posts. I’m on fire now! Three in two weeks! (-ish).

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Quebec to tax every seller on the internet?

Taxes!

I know what you’re saying – 2 posts in 3 days? Is Allen ill? It’s possible. But my physical and / or mental state notwithstanding, this is juicy and I had to write about it.

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Yahoo! My job is in jeopardy, part deux

d-oh!

/ checks date of last blog post.

Oooh boy.

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Facebook won’t like this and my job is in jeopardy – thanks, Supreme Court!

Irony can be pretty ironic

Mmm, that’s good irony

Oh Supreme Court, you’ve gone and done it now.

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Notices! Online Pics! YouTube! It’s the Canadian internet law jurisprudence month in review

mmm, dusty

The month of May 2017 will go down in the annals of internet law history for having not one, not two, but five (three, sir!) three cases of note about internet law in Canada. Well, maybe not “of note”, but noteworthy. Oh crap, I just looked and one of the cases is actually from April. Well this is starting poorly.
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Hooray for the CRTC!

All powerful, all knowing

Look, I don’t like praising a public regulator any more than you like reading about me praising a public regulator. Yet when the CRTC strengthens net neutrality in Canada while our friends down south are essentially f*cked on the same subject, you gotta do what you gotta do.

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