Would US hack PCs and start trade wars to protect its copyright?

Are you stealing copyrighted content through online filesharing networks? How you fancy having your PC hacked deliberately by the copyright owners? If policymakers in the US get their way, it could be on the cards.

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US law could kill Canadian web sites

Are you kidding me? If it isn't bad enough that the US Congress is effectively threatening to kill large parts of the Internet, they can't even do it without bickering among themselves, like schoolchildren. SOPA, a piece of toxic legislation currently working its way through the US House of Representatives, made it through yesterday's vote largely intact - after the debate was derailed by infantile name calling.

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Government open data announcement belies deeper problems

How accessible is the data that you pay for? The Canadian government just announced some changes to the way that it gives citizens access to public data. The minister in charge, Tony Clement, says that it will make things much easier for Canadians who want to use government data openly. But are we really as good at disseminating public data as we make out?

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New mobile music streaming service breaks through barriers in Canada

A brand new music streaming solution is launching in Canada, breaking through roadblocks that prevented well-known U.S.-based services from getting up and running north of the border.

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What happened to Rebecca Black's Friday video?

No_friday If you were planning to crank up Rebecca Black's hit song 'Friday' on YouTube, you're out of luck.

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What does a Conservative government mean for web & technology?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally won a majority government on Monday May 2. We all he wants to keep taxes low and create jobs – but what does the new government plan to do for the web and technology in Canada?

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Canada’s next copyright law back on the table: what does it mean to you?

This week, amendments to Canada’s archaic copyright legislation are back on the table at Parliament Hill and unless Mr. Harper decides it’s ‘that time of the year’ to prorogue, changes will be coming to the way you can legally deal with your music, movies and favourite TV shows.

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US government to vote on net censorship

Should the government be allowed to censor the Internet? This week, the US Senate is set to vote on a new piece of legislation which would force ISPs to block certain Internet addresses - namely, those that it feels support copyright infringement.

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Pirate ISP to launch in Sweden

Sweden has been a battleground for anti-copyright and piracy advocates for some time now, thanks primarily to the presence of the Pirate Bay, one of the most popular filesharing sites online. Now, the country is taking things up a notch with the introduction of an Internet Service Provider designed to protect filesharing users from prosecution.

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“The internet is completely over” – Prince

Forget iTunes. You won’t be buying this pop star’s new album 20TEN online.
Prince, or whatever the heck he is calling himself these days, is denouncing computers and says the web is done.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.