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Copyright

How Piracy Benefits Companies, Even If They Don’t Admit it

Posted October 22, 2014 by Anonymous

We’ve talked a lot about the legality of piracy a lot here at Lifehacker, but really, you’re probably breaking the law everyday anyway . However, piracy can sometimes have its benefits. Even to the companies who own the copyrights.Read more…

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Business

It’s the Bank of Canada’s biggest day of the year

Posted October 22, 2014 by Anonymous

Your top financial and economic news for Oct. 22

The post It’s the Bank of Canada’s biggest day of the year appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

90 Niagara Now Offering New Urban Towns and Balcony Suites

Posted October 21, 2014 by Jack Landau

Urban (Sitewide)

We have been following the marketing of 90 Niagara, a new Giannone Petricone Associates-designed boutique condominium development by Fieldgate Homes, coming to the post-Victorian-industrial-chic Niagara Street in the trendy King West neighbourhood. The five-storey, 45-unit development offers suites which range in size between 599 and 1,277 square feet, and now Fieldgate has released 7 new urban townhomes and 8 new balcony suites.

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, TorontoAerial view of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

The new suite layouts, all of which offer generous balconies or terraces, are priced starting in the mid-$300,000s. They come with all the features found in the original release of suites at 90 Niagara, including 9 foot ceiling heights and pre-finished hardwood flooring in main rooms, while the kitchens feature quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and under-cabinet valance lighting.

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, TorontoModel suite for 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

Leith Moore , Senior VP of Fieldgate Homes remarked that the new releases “Will offer buyers the best in home design and location. 90 Niagara will add a modern vibe to the bustling, pedestrian-friendly community at Niagara and Bathurst—an already striking neighbourhood.” 

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, TorontoModel suite for 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

Residents at 90 Niagara will have a number of Bryon Patton and Associates-designed amenities to enjoy, including a boutique style lobby, a party room with a geometrically patterned fireplace feature wall, plus a lounge seating and bar area. Additionally, outdoor amenities include a terrace with lounge spaces, al fresco dining, and a place to barbecue.

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, TorontoRendering of amenity terrace at 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

90 Niagara will put residents steps away from the shops, restaurants and clubs of the surrounding King West area, and within walking distance of the Fashion District, the Entertainment District and the Financial District to the east. The development will also be situated within walking distance of Little Italy to the north, and the Lake Ontario waterfront to the south. The TTC’s King and Bathurst streetcars stop close by, making access to the subway system easy.

90 Niagara, Fieldgate Homes, Giannone Petricone, Bryon Patton, TorontoRendering of 90 Niagara, image courtesy of Fieldgate Homes

If you want more information on the new suite plans, click the email link below. Meanwhile, additional information on the development and several renderings can be found in our 90 Niagara dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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General

Tribunal Issues Report on the Impact of Canadian Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures

Posted October 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal issued a report highlighting the impact of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing measures on domestic shipments, investments, employment and imports from 1989 to 2013.

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Alberta

Can the oil sands really be the saviour of Ontario manufacturing?

Posted October 21, 2014 by Tamsin McMahon

Central Canada has largely failed to capitalize on Alberta’s booming oil sector. That needs to change.

The post Can the oil sands really be the saviour of Ontario manufacturing? appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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General

Industry Minister James Moore Announces New Measure to Enhance Cross-Border Public Safety

Posted October 21, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the Government of Canada and the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have reached an agreement that will help emergency responders from Canada, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics, do critical work to enhance the safety of citizens living along the Canada¿U.S. border. Public safety officials from Canada will be able to use their radios in border areas in the U.S. and vice versa.

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General

TREB Releases Third Quarter 2014 Condominium Report

Posted October 21, 2014 by Jack Landau

Urban

The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has released their Third Quarter condominium report, showing a continuation of recent housing market trends with increases from last year’s figures in sales, average prices and new listings in the Greater Toronto Area.

TREB, Toronto Real Estate Board, monthly salesCondominium construction in Toronto, image by Katrin Ray

The average price for condominium apartments sold during Q3 was $359,352, marking a 5.7% increase over the average price in Q3 2013, which was $339,878. Average selling prices remained highest in the City of Toronto, at $382,210, an increase of 6.1% year-over-year. 

“Growth in condominium apartment listings will likely continue over the next year, reflecting the continuation of strong condominium apartment completions.  However, the fact that we are seeing growth in condo sales outstrip growth in listings suggests that market conditions will remain tight enough to prompt continued price growth,” said Jason Mercer, TREB’s Director of Market Analysis.

TREB, Toronto Real Estate Board, monthly salesTREB’s Q3 Condominium apartment market summary, image courtesy of TREB

Condominium apartment sales through the TorontoMLS system saw a 12.9 per cent year-over-year increase during the third quarter of 2014, rising to 5,954. New listings of condominium apartments on TorontoMLS also saw an increase of 4.5 per cent when compared with the same period last year. 

“Condominium apartments represent an affordable home ownership option for first-time buyers. New condominium apartment completions have been at record levels over the past two years.” said Toronto Real Estate Board President Paul Etherington. “However, even though many of these newly completed units have been listed on TorontoMLS, we have not experienced a glut in inventory. There have been enough buyers to keep market conditions balanced, with the average selling price increasing at an above-inflation pace,” said Etherington. 

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Business

Equities undergoing a sorting out process

Posted October 21, 2014 by Anonymous

Your top financial and economic news for Oct. 21

The post Equities undergoing a sorting out process appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Copyright

Copyright and attack ads: Progressive mayor uses Sona image to attack conservative challenger

Posted October 20, 2014 by David Akin

Karen Farbridge is the the four-term left-of-centre, progressive mayor for the city of Guelph, the city and federal riding that is ground zero for the robocalls controversy. Farbridge is facing a stiff challenge from Cam Guthrie who is pitching ideas familiar to small-c conservatives.  Last week, the Farbridge campaign bought a half-page of ad space […]

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General

Ohio man sentenced in gun smuggling incident at Carway

Posted October 20, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Daniel E. Helton, 51, of Goshen, Ohio, was convicted of smuggling pursuant to the Customs Act on October 15 in Lethbridge Provincial Court. He received a $6,000 fine, 10-year weapons prohibi…

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion About Censorship!

Posted October 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As you know, your often maligned reporter goes on rants and raves about stuff that seems grossly unfair, unjust, or just plain ridiculous. I have campaigned against the far left, far right, feminists, (especially the femi-nazi’s) special interest groups, animals lovers and vegetarians, bigots, racists, survivalists, cops, minorities, immigrants, liberals and conservatives, lobbyists, […]

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General

How to stay for free around the world

Posted October 18, 2014 by Anonymous

Have you ever thought about travelling with as little expenses as possible? Staying at the beautiful home of a stranger on the top of a hill which looks out to a yacht harbor? Having access to a secret beach in New Zealand that even locals could not get to! Or meeting the most popular chef in Christchurch and being offered private accommodation in a kauri wooden house which is over 100 years old? Well , would you believe me if [...]

Read the original post How to stay for free around the world on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Copyright

R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to Creators

Posted October 17, 2014 by Anonymous

This article is a part of a series on the Our Digital Future report, our crowdsourced roadmap for Free Expression that proposes fair and balanced copyright reform for the 21st Century.

You’ve all heard of the term “starving artist,” right?

If you haven’t — there’s an entire Wikipedia article on it. There are shelves of books that explore the topic: from a starving artist’s diet to a starving artist’s guide to making it in the Big Apple.

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Copyright

Forbes: Could your favourite websites disappear from the Internet?

Posted October 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Harsh provisions in this international trade agreement threaten to censor your Internet. Check out what OpenMedia’s Cynthia Khoo has to say, and make sure to check out our positive alternative a…

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General

The Government of Canada to Introduce Changes to CSIS Act

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that the Government of Canada intends to introduce legislative changes to the CSIS Act.

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General

U.S. resident charged after firearm found at the Pigeon River port of entry

Posted October 16, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

On October 8, 2014, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigators at the Pigeon River port of entry (POE) charged Elaine Margaret Schwab-Sunderlin with non-report of goods, wilful evasion, possession of illegally imported goods, and smuggling unde…

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Canada

New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demands

Posted October 16, 2014 by Michael Geist

This morning Wikileaks released an updated leaked version of the draft Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter. The latest leak dates from May 2014 (the previous leak was current to August 2013. I assessed it in posts here, here, here, here and here). The 77-page document provides a detailed look at the proposed chapter, complete with country positions on each issue. While a comprehensive assessment of the chapter will take some time, the immediate takeaway is that the U.S. remains fairly isolated in its efforts to overhaul patent and copyright law around the world with Canada emerging as the leading opponent of its demands.

The post New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demands appeared first on Michael Geist.

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General

Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths

Posted October 15, 2014 by Anonymous
Italian Scientists Appeal Absurd Conviction for Quake Deaths

This month in Italy, three judges have a chance to undo the Kafkaesque nightmare that has ensnared some of the country’s top scientists for almost five years. So far it looks doubtful they will. In 2012, seven scientists and engineers were convicted of manslaughter for things they said and did not say in the days […]

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General

CNSC invites comments on new REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-3.2.2, Aboriginal Engagement.

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General

Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Justice and Public Safety

Posted October 15, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting of Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety will be held in Banff, Alberta, on October 16 and 17, 2014.

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Debt

We’re paying off mortgages faster than thought

Posted October 15, 2014 by Special to MoneySense

An additional $11B a year in principal being paid, CIBC says

The post We’re paying off mortgages faster than thought appeared first on MoneySense.

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General

It’s A Dream Come True! Turks and Caicos!

Posted October 15, 2014 by Stephanie

The count down is finally over and we are on our WAY!  We’re packed, some might say over packed.  (it’s one of the things I do best)  The house sitter’s booked and my family is headed to the beautiful island of Turks and Caicos!  If I’m dreaming, please don’t wake me!  An entire week with […]

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General

Harper Government Awards Contract to Create Jobs and Preserve National Wildlife Area in Norfolk County

Posted October 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk, today announced the awarding of a construction contract to build a new facility for Environment Canada in Norfolk County, wit…

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General

How To Prepare For A Family Getaway Without Losing Your Mind

Posted October 14, 2014 by Guest Author

Before having kids, we travelled all the time. My husband and I loved visiting new cities and exploring new places. When our twin girls arrived we were all of a sudden limited – by time, energy, finances – and travelling […]

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General

How To Prepare For A Family Getaway Without Losing Your Mind

Posted October 14, 2014 by Guest Author

Before having kids, we travelled all the time. My husband and I loved visiting new cities and exploring new places. When our twin girls arrived we were all of a sudden limited – by time, energy, finances – and travelling […]

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Copyright

Broadcaster Copyright Misuse and Collusion?: Why Criticism Over the Government’s Political Ad Copyright Exception May Be Pointed in the Wrong Direction

Posted October 14, 2014 by Michael Geist

The Canadian Thanksgiving weekend featured escalating rhetoric over the government’s proposed copyright exception for political advertising with claims of fascism, censorship, expropriation, and more. The commentary bears almost no relationship to reality. The truth is that the government and the broadcasters both agree that the current law already permits use without authorization. For all the claims of “theft”, the copyright owner (broadcasters) and user (political parties) both agree that the works can be used without further permission or payment. As Ariel Katz points out this morning, the bigger issue may well be whether Canada’s broadcasters violated the Competition Act by conspiring to not air perfectly lawful political advertisements.

I wrote about the controversy in my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version), but the debate can be boiled down to three issues.

The post Broadcaster Copyright Misuse and Collusion?: Why Criticism Over the Government’s Political Ad Copyright Exception May Be Pointed in the Wrong Direction appeared first on Michael Geist.

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General

Federal Investment Enables Halifax Child and Youth Advocacy Centre to Expand Services for Young Victims and their Families

Posted October 14, 2014 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, Minister of Justice Peter MacKay announced $339,000 to support an expansion of the services currently being offered by the Sea Star Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) operating out of the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Minist…

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General

Japan refuses to eliminate agricultural tariffs, and spikes the TPP (Take 2)

Posted October 13, 2014 by Ian Welsh

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement in in trouble, and one of the reasons is Japan has refused to eliminate agricultural tariffs.  Japan is entirely correct in this. Japan’s agriculture is not efficient: it costs more to grow food in Japan than it does in many other nations.  If Japan removed its tariffs, its agricultural [...]

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Allan's Perspective

I will NOT be censored or silenced!

Posted October 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Ladies and Gentlemen, this article was originally called “We got trouble in River City,” and for good reason! The politically correct crowd has taken over the asylum and woe to anyone who gets in their way! Your often maligned reporter wrote an article a few months ago about the injustices and inequities in this world, […]

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General

Escape To The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Posted October 12, 2014 by Loukia

I was only 12 years old the first time I fell in love with a resort. I was in Orlando with my family and we were staying at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and to this day, the resort is one of my favourite places to stay—and the memories I have from that vacation, although so many years ago, are very vivid in my mind, still.

I’m so excited, because this winter (it’s coming, you guys…) I’m fortunate to be going to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress with my family to review the resort—so thankful I’ve been invited to write about my favourite place to stay in Orlando!

The award-winning Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Disney World and it’s close to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld.

The 1,500 acres Grand Cypress resort has gorgeous guest rooms and suites and it’s located along 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong. The 800,000 gallon, 1/2 acre, free-flowing lagoon pool has 12 waterfalls (the waterfalls and the pool is my favourite part about this resort—it’s simply amazing!) and there are heated and non-heated pools, two whirlpools, a Water Slide Tower Pavilion, a children’s Rock Climbing Station, a Water Jet Splash Zone, the awesome rope bridge, walking paths, and expansive, wrap-around sun decks that’ll take your breath away. Wow!

As if that’s not enough to  make you want to book your getaway now, this resort also has a S’mores pit, beach volleyball, tether ball, hammocks, water sports, marked jogging areas, walking and biking trails, four exclusive Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf courses, and a tennis and racquet club.

Right now, there are some great deals going on at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, and I wanted to share you with you these deals in case you were itching to get away before the snow falls—because really, it’s always a great time to visit Florida.

Maybe you want to get away for with the girlfriends, or get away on a couples retreat, or even bring the kids for some fun in the sun. Whatever you’re craving, they Hyatt has you covered.

Rise and Relax with a gourmet breakfast at Cascade American Bistro followed by a morning cruise on Lake Windsong or leisurely stroll on the resort’s many jobbing, walking, and biking trails. This package starts at $199.

Splash in Orlando’s Coolest Pool (it really is) while enjoying classic American favourites poolside including chicken quesadillas, pressed Cuban sandwiches, and fish tacos. Then salute our Orlando getaway with a refreshing cocktail from On the Rocks pool lounge while you float in the quiet-zone pool, kick up your feet in a poolside hammock, or catch a game on TV.

There is also a great Hyatt Romance package and a golf and tennis package for those wanting to spend some time out on the courts and golf course.

You can also experience Orlando with a quick ride on the resort’s complimentary shuttle to the theme parks, museums, sports arenas, shopping centres and entertainment venues.  (Although I have such a hard time leaving this resort, because it’s so gorgeous and there is always so much to go!)

The only problem I have when staying at this resort is it’s hard to get away to do the other fun things Disney has to offer, because this resort will keep you busy all day and night—no matter what it is you love doing, you’ll love everything this resort has to offer. I promise it will be a vacation of a lifetime!

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is centrally located with convenient access to Orlando International Airport and Interstate 4 off Exit 68 in Lake Buena Vista. The resort’s address is One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA 32836. For more information; call 407.239.1234; visit GrandCypress.Hyatt.com; like Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Facebook; and follow on Twitter at @HRGrandCypress.

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General

Riding the South Simcoe Railway

Posted October 12, 2014 by James Hamilton

With cool temperatures in the air and fall colours in the trees it is time for a journey on a steam train through the countryside of New Tecumseth. The South Simcoe Railway station is located on Mill Street off County Road 10 in the town of Tottenham w…

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General

A weekend away at Le Canotier: why it took so long to get there

Posted October 11, 2014 by andrea tomkins

The thing about getting older is that you get better at knowing yourself. It took me awhile to figure it all out but I now know that there are some things I need to do in order to keep myself happy and healthy. I need to eat well, I need to exercise, I need sunshine, I need […]

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General

Alberta’s top Instagrammers: How to take the perfect Instagram photo!

Posted October 10, 2014 by mike

Loading Just out for a stroll with the family. #myjasper #explorealberta View on Instagram This week, people around the world are celebrating Instagram’s 4th birthday!  Over the past couple of years, it’s become my go-to app for whenever I’m looking …
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Advertising

How @Dicks Sporting Goods Can Advance Feminism, So Easily

Posted October 10, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Dick’s Sporting Goods, in the all-too testosterone world of sports, released a catalogue with virtually no women in it. Except for cheerleaders and a girl watching men play sports. A 12-year-old calls them out on this because even 12-year-olds get equality. Dick’s sent a FOAD brush off letter back [see below]. Here’s what Dick’s ought […]

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Advertising

How @Dicks Sporting Goods Can Advance Feminism, So Easily

Posted October 10, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Dick’s Sporting Goods, in the all-too testosterone world of sports, released a catalogue with virtually no women in it. Except for cheerleaders and a girl watching men play sports. A 12-year-old calls them out on this because even 12-year-olds get equality. Dick’s sent a FOAD brush off letter back [see below]. Here’s what Dick’s ought […]

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Business

Dear Facebook, please ban motivational quote pictures

Posted October 10, 2014 by Chandra Clarke

Chandra Clarke

Don’t get me wrong, I loves me some positive thinking and encouraging words. But if I see one more post that quotes the Dalai Lama, Albert Einstein, or Sophocles, I may barf. You see, before digitization made it uber easy to share inspirational words, we only got occasional doses of motivation by picking up a […]

Chandra Clarke – This material is safe for work. No really, it is.

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Business

This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Posted October 10, 2014 by Anonymous
This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test

Early detection, we’re often told, is the surest way to beat cancer. It’s the reason why, year after year, men and women of a certain age dutifully visit their doctors and undergo uncomfortable tests to screen for things like prostate and breast cancer. But what about the other hundred or so types of cancer out […]

The post This Device Could Detect Dozens of Cancers With a Single Blood Test appeared first on WIRED.



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Alberta

Aloha from Edmonton: Catching big waves in Alberta’s capital city!

Posted October 9, 2014 by mike

This post is presented by Travel Alberta Hawaii Tofino The Dominican Republic. When you think of surfing, those are likely the places you think of. You probably don’t think about Alberta, which would be fair. When it comes to landlocked …
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Animal Rights

New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case

Posted October 9, 2014 by Brandon Keim
New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case

ALBANY, New York—Can an animal who possesses the essential qualities of personhood ever be considered, in the eyes of the law, a person? As of now, the answer is no. But a panel of New York state judges yesterday considered that question, which was posed by a group called the Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf […]

The post New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case appeared first on WIRED.



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Copyright

The Government’s Political Advertising Copyright Exception: Fine Print Shows Proposal Privileges Politicians’ Speech Rights Over the Public

Posted October 9, 2014 by Michael Geist

Last night I posted on reports that the Canadian government is considering a new copyright exception for political advertising.  While many have been harshly critical of the plans, I’ve noted that political speech is critically important and that copyright law should not be used to stifle it.  My post argues that the law may already cover some of the uses and that if changes are needed, a better approach would be to adopt a fair use provision in Canada.

I have now obtained a copy of the document that was presented by the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The document is obviously consistent with the media reports, but provides significantly more detail and raises several additional questions and concerns.

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