Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

IT World Canada: Canada among countries refusing to sign WCIT treaty

Canada, the United States and a number of other countries have hung up on a global telecom summit. The countries said Thursday they won’t sign new regulations agreed to at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai because of concern one part could be used to undermine an open Internet. Read More…

Future of Copyright: US film studio takes Canadian ISP to court to identify copyright infringers

Voltage Pictures LLC, the U.S. studio best known for the movie The Hurt Locker, seeks a court order before the Federal Court of Canada compelling Canadian ISP TekSavvy to hand over customer information in order to identify users who have allegedly engaged in copyright infringing activity. Read More…

NY Times: Russia and China trying to undermine open spirit of the Internet

Representatives of 193 countries are meeting in Dubai to update a treaty known as the International Telecommunication Regulations that was last negotiated in 1988 and governs the exchange of telephone traffic between countries. But a group of countries led by Russia and China are trying to use the deliberations, the first in 24 years and taking place under United Nations auspices, to undermine the open spirit of the Internet. Read More…

Strangeloop: 12 Internet Predictions for 2013

2013 predictions: The average web page will hit 2MB, Android will pull ahead of iOS for good, and your smartphone will get infected with a virus. It wouldn’t be December without a batch of audacious predictions for the new year. Assuming we all survive past December 21st, here’s what I think 2013 will hold for site owners, mobile users, CIOs/CTOs, RUM vendors, and the browser wars. Read More…

 

 

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