Net Neutrality: A Public Discussion on the Future of the Internet in Canada
Date and Location:
February 6, 2007 , 7 pm
Ottawa Public Library Auditorium
120 Metcalfe St.
Pippa Lawson: Executive Director, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa
- Michael Geist: Professor of Law, Research Chair of Internet and E-Commerce Law, University of Ottawa
- Ren Bucholz: Electronic Frontier Foundation Policy Coordinator, Americas
- Andrew Clement: Professor, Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto; Principal Investigator, Canadian Research Alliance for Community Innovation and Networking
- Bill St-Arnaud: Senior Director, Advanced Networks for CANARIE, Inc.
Please join us for a an important public discussion on the future of the Internet in Canada. Network neutrality recently became a major issue in the United States when telecommunications companies issued public statements asking for the ability to charge Internet content-providers for preferential access to Internet users. That meant that big corporations, especially media conglomerates, would get to Internet users fastest while smaller ones, which would be unable to pay the “tolls”, would be left trailing. Meanwhile, Internet users could be restricted from using certain applications, and would likely have to pay more to access content of providers that weren’t part of the telecommunications company’s exclusivity deals.
If you are unable to attend, please note that a video of the event will be made publicly available.
More event details are on the LibrarianActivist post.