Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission needs to stay off the fast-track, and figure out what the rules of the road are
Jan 29, 2013
Icelandic MP and WikiLeaker Birgitta Jonsdottir's battle with the U.S. government lies at the nexus of security laws, press freedom and the future of democracy
May 17, 2012
Open data is good for Google's business, but what about the privacy case for reasonable limits on what search engines can index?
Apr 27, 2012
Agency begins to wonder if refusal to regulate the sector might be misguided in light of stubbornly low levels of competition
Apr 09, 2012
Unless the concept of monopoly really is 'antiquated', the CRTC and the Competition cannot let this massive media merger happen
Mar 16, 2012
Digital locks remain a problem for consumers, but the maximalist lobby still wants more
Mar 14, 2012
Is it a 'win' if circumvention, Internet traffic shrinkage and sledgehammer-subtle punishments are the net result of harsh three-strikes infringement laws?
Nov 08, 2011
C-11 provisions on notification, record keeping and digital locks will turn Canadian ISPs into gatekeepers one step at a time
Oct 25, 2011
Protection for mobile video access a qualified win for consumers, but failing to address 'Netflix chokehold' bandwidth caps may come back to haunt
Sep 22, 2011
Besides needing better data and a good airing of the issues, we need to get over the idea that we live in a digital nirvana where the laws of capitalism no longer apply
Sep 06, 2011
Dwayne Winseck is a professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, in Ottawa. He has been researching and writing about media, telecom and the Internet in one way or another for nearly 20 years, with several books and numerous scholarly articles on the topic. He is also a media historian, and his book, Communication and Empire (co-authored with Robert Pike), won the Canadian Communication Association's book-of-the-year prize in 2008. He most recent book (co-edited with Dal Yong Jin), The Political Economies of Media , has just been published by Bloomsbury Academic. You can read more of his work on his blog, Mediamorphis.