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Closed by Default: Why is Prime Minister Trudeau Using Restrictive Terms for Flickr Image Use?: Yesterday’s post on the Canada, the TPP and intellectual property raised a concern unrelated to the content of the piece. Since updating my site several years ago, I use a Creative Commons licensed or public domain image for virtually every post, celebrating the remarkable creativity of people an...
Bursting the IP Trade Bubble: Canada’s Position on IP Rules Takes Shape With Suspended TPP Provisions: In the months following the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership, critics pointed to many specific problems in the text with respect to intellectual property, culture, privacy, and dispute resolution. TPP defenders consistently dismissed those concerns, yet last week’s successful Canadian ...
Canada Revenue Agency Obtains Broad Court Order for Years of PayPal Data: The Canada Revenue Agency has obtained a federal court order requiring PayPal to hand over years of transactional information from all business accounts in Canada. The scope of the order is incredibly broad, covering any business account holder who sent or received a payment over a nearly four ye...
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Vulnerabilities of Weak Marks and Uncurated Websites: Dictionary words, alone, combined as phrases, modified by other parts of speech, and single letters that function as marks also retain in parallel their common associations that others may use without offending third-party rights. As a rule of thumb, generic terms are not registrable as marks unt...
ICANN Issues Guidance to Domain Registrars and Registries in Light of Hurricane Maria: ICANN has issued a guidance notice to registrars and registries in relation to Hurricane Maria, which caused massive damage throughout the Caribbean. * * * Dear gTLD Registries and Registrars, As you know, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage in the Caribbean and surrounding areas. We...
UDRPs Filed - Brand Owners Take Note: After being in the domain industry for over 15 years, there aren't too many things that catch me by surprise, but recently a few UDRP filings have me scratching my head. Both ivi.com and ktg.com have had UDRPs filed against them, and I have to say for anyone holding a valuable domain name, it's...
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Registry Consolidation Continues as SIDN and Uniregistry Choose CIRA to Enhance DNS Security and Performance: The top level domain business continues to consolidate as registry operators look for partners to provide services rather than provide bespoke services every time. One of those registries that has recently been aggressive in seeking partners is CIRA, the registry operator for the Canadian ccTLD, ...
EURid Wins Registry of the Year at 2017 CENTR Awards: Eurid, the .eu registry operator, has won Registry of the Year at the 2017 CENTR Awards held in Brussels. This was the first year Registry of the Year has been awarded and was voted on by registrars with 105 participating in the survey with CENTR saying there was a tight race for the winner. In a...
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MEC Election: Why I'm voting for Steve Jones: We Mountain Equipment Co-op members are voting from now through May 25 to elect 3 directors. I'm voting for Steve Jones because he pushes strongly to restore democratic member control, which the incumbent board has been undermining for several years now – see: theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busi...
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Relaunching Unrest.ca: In the coming months I'm going to be relaunching this website. Stay tuned. 
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Do you know where your data have been?:  Op-ed  Marita Moll Ottawa Citizen Sept. 26, 2013 So you go home, turn to your computer loaded with anti-virus, anti-spying and anti-malware programs, to talk to your brother in Boston via the secured Internet connection in your house. Bingo! Everything you just did is now part of the U.S. Nation...

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The above ballot includes the CIRA CEO's blog (Public Domain), three CIRA directors' blogs (Michael Geist, Kevin McArthur, Kerry Brown), and a VoterMedia blog. If this were a funded blog competition these might not be included, but given the lack of funding and consequent lack of independent blogs, it's helpful to include these "non-independent" blogs.

This Votermedia ballot is not currently funded. It is displayed as a demo for if and when there is funding. Without funding there may be few votes, which makes the rankings less meaningful.

We welcome comments, corrections, questions, suggested blogs to add etc -- please email admin[at]votermedia.org.