FeatherBoa writes "A Manitoba man who was one of the first entrepreneurs in the cross-border online pharmacy industry, has been arrested in Florida and is facing charges related to the sale of foreign and counterfeit medicines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration claimed many of the drugs promoted as Canadian actually came from other countries. An FDA spokesperson commented " Many of these websites are operating outside of the United States. However, the internet's broad reach allows these websites to reach U.S. consumers.""Link to Original Source
FeatherBoa writes "Michael Hart, the founder and long time driving force behind Project Gutenberg and 1971 inventor of the electronic book has died at his home in Urbana Ill, on Sept. 6th 2011. Project Gutenberg is recognized as one of the earliest and longest-lasting online literary projects, has spawned sister projects in Australia, Canada, Germany and other locations to transcribe public domain literature and make it available via the Internet."Link to Original Source
FeatherBoa writes "When you download music or text from the web, you may be innocently breaking the law. Jim Lebans, a producer with CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, looks at the tangled world of intellectual property and how the digital age is challenging ideas about who owns our culture. 54 minute podcast."Link to Original Source
FeatherBoa writes "A Canadian opposition party has followed through with its promise to introduce legislation that seeks to keep the internet democratic, open and free from control by service providers.
This bill is about fairness to consumers. It seeks to amend the Telecommunications Act and prohibit network operators from engaging in network management practices that favour, degrade or prioritize any content, application or service transmitted over a broadband network based on its source, ownership or destination."Link to Original Source