You hate your internet in Canada? Try these other countries

For the third year in a row, I was honoured to write the country report for Canada for Freedom House‘s incredibly important annual report, Freedom on the Net. Writing the Canada Report is easy; look at the green (“free”) up there on that map. Sure we may have some expensive data on our phones and some issues getting high-speed internet up North, but we’ve got it lucky. Let’s take a look at some of those purple (“totally not free jesus f***ing christ this place is a nightmare”) countries up there and see what we can learn about internet freedom around the world.

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Privacy Commissioner heads to Federal Court for fun and determination of Google’s profits

guilty guilty guilty

Don’t worry, I don’t understand the headline either. But I’ll explain. There was a HUGE development in privacy / internet circles [/checks calendar] about 3 weeks ago, that will possibly have some HUGE implications for a lot of things. Am I being vague? Seems like it! OK, let’s figure this out.

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Is there anything more fun than reading an Annual Report? About privacy?

Written by this guy. This will be… fun?

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Supreme Court makes a statement (or five) about defamation on the internet and where to sue

Nice houseSo a HUGELY important internet law case came out of the Supreme Court of Canada [/checks watch] almost 3 months ago now. Hmmm. I seemed to have taken the summer off. It was just too darn hot and humid for blogging! But school starts next week (hello McGill LAWG 534 readers!) so I better get my ass back in scholastic mode.

More importantly (and truthfully), I have been dreading writing about this case, even though it’s kinda interesting, and it’s my job to write about these things, and it’s my job to understand these things so I can teach them to the youths. Lemme explain.

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CRTC would like to tax the sh*t out of the internet for more Beachcombers

RELIC!!!!!!

Well maybe that’s a good thing? Sure, the two leads are no longer with us, but think of the revival opportunity. Beachcombers 2018! That idea is my copyright CBC, don’t steal it.

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Google did not have the best month in the Courts

Sure, everyone is talking about Facebook this month (and last month, and probably many months before that, who knows, I barely pay attention to this stuff), but did you know Google is having its own issues in April, but in the courts? Let me lexplain what’s happened.

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Privacy! Privacy! Privacy!

mmm deliscious privacyThe world is abuzz with privacy news this month. So much so that I spent a morning last week being interviewed by every CBC Radio station in British Columbia. What’s up with that? You got me, they like their privacy in BC I guess. But I’m even making it into the francophone media! So let’s dive in with all the privacy news du jour.

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This was a bad month to be an internet pirate in Canada

ARRRGGHH

Arrrrrghh you a pirate? It’s all bad news from here.

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