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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Comparing (Internet) Network Discrimination in Canada and the US

Mark Perry and Thomas Margoni, both of the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, have published "Interpreting Network Discrimination in the CRTC and FCC." Here is the abstract. 

The issue of what discriminatory use of a network means has arisen in two recent decisions of the United States and Canadian federal communications commissions, the FCC and the CRTC respectively. The topic is a contemporary and hotly debated one, as when a course is fixed it will strongly influence the future of the Internet. It can be stated as the dichotomy of open and competitive or closed and oligopolistic. A study and comparison of the two different approaches is vital to clarify the debate, and hopefully guide Canadian policy in a direction that will benefit the whole community.

Download the paper from SSRN at the link.

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