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Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012
Canada's government-run mortgage insurer is downplaying a news report that its method of collecting house price data may be causing prices to spike.
Ex-Nortel Exec: You Do Not Want To Work With This Chinese Company
CBC's Free Music Service Losing Millions
Why Canada's Banks Survived The Collapse
Greece's Biggest Company Says It's Getting The Heck Out Of There
Video Games Sales Plummet
Elena Panaritis: Why Europe Is Failing to Prevent the Spread of the Euro Crisis
Europe's politicians have lost sight of the real problem -- the structural problems stemming from high administrative burdens and the unpredictability of tax systems that ultimately result in too-high production costs, which in turn stifle creation and restrain innovation.
Anthony Swift: Federal Officials Interrupt Enbridge's Greenwash of Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Spill
In a presentation to investors this week, the company provided three quotes from anonymous local residents, fisherman and river enthusiasts, who gush about what Enbridge's tar sands spill has done for the community. Who are these people and where do they come from?
Michael Geist: Canada's Digitization Strategy Needs Dose of Fair Dealing
On Wednesday, a U.S. court ruled resoundingly for the universities, concluding that the practices fall squarely within U.S. fair use (good analysis from Grimmelman, Madison, Smith and Krews). The case is an important win for fair use and it points to a potential model for Canadian universities that have lagged behind in ensuring digital access to materials.
Josh Horwitz: Will the Guys with the [Printed] Guns Make the Rules?
The Wiki Weapon project is not the work of a dispassionate techie seeking to push the outer limits of modern technology. Instead it is a blatant, undisguised attempt to radically alter our system of government.
Foodbeast: Celebrate Halloween? You'll Probably Spend About $24 On Candy
This year, seven out of 10 Americans will be celebrating Halloween, and they will, on average, spend nearly $80 bucks in honor of the holiday. Of that spending, which includes costumes, decorations and greeting cards, it's estimated that $24.25 of that total will go to candy sales.

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