Tuesday 29 January 2019

Daily Digest January 29, 2019


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Brison seeks standing at Mark Norman hearing, seeking to protect his ‘privacy’

        Liberals target Scheer over cash-for-access fundraisersHorwath says Ford government undermining inquiry into Taverner’s OPP appointment        Liberal MP urges review of NDP MP Charlie Angus’ website, calls for ‘appropriate penalties’ for linking to NDP pages

Premier Ford’s buck-a-beer push going flat as Cool brewing scales back dollar suds to long weekends        Ontario’s Tories hope Ryan Gosling video will keep supporters from breaking up with the partyVenezuelan family of Maduro critic pleads for Ottawa’s help after his arrest        Despondency in DavosSvend Robinson’s return set to boost Israel hate in the NDP        How politicians could make life more affordable for Canadians, without new spending or taxesPower Play: Strategy Session        Pride at the crossroads: Party, or politics?Two years after Québec mosque killings, Islamophobia continues to rise        For federal politicians it’s new digs, but the same old party lineMeghan Markle’s baby bump has a hold on the tabloids

China reacts with warnings to Canada and U.S. to drop charges, Meng extradition        NGOs plan to lobby Senators to nix cross-country tour on environment billNumber bungle in UCP’s attack on carbon tax puts truthful campaigning in question        Democrats, Republicans alike won’t support USMCA with tariffs in place: BradyBruce McArthur pleads guilty to 8 counts of 1st-degree murder        TransCanada hires RBC to help sell up to 75% stake in Coastal GasLink pipelineLiberals 38, Conservatives 37, NDP 13, Green 8, People’s 1: Nanos        Two probes launched into claims that military blocked information requests in Norman casePakistani Christian woman freed over blasphemy, heading to Canada: lawyer        Feds to offer $114M in new money to provinces, cities for asylum seeker housingLiberals hoping Outremont byelection win will lead to big gains in Quebec come October        ‘We’re not perfect’ says DND as court to hear about alleged attempts to withhold information in Norman case
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<< http://looniepolitics.com/Liberals maintain narrow lead over the Tories - CBC News
        Vote first on USMCA to spark action in U.S., former USTR urges Canada, Mexico - The Canadian Press, CTVNews.ca - Politics - Public RSS
Morneau not considering extending mortgage stress test to cover more lenders - The Canadian Press, CBC News
        For federal politicians it’s new digs, but the same old party line - John Ivison, National Post
Ford’s unpopular but he’d win big, again - Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
        Speaker offers to rescind gag orders on fired B.C. legislature staff - Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun
Canada to host Lima group Feb. 4 in effort to find solution to Venezuela crisis - Peter Zimonjic, CBC News
        NDP offering industry executives a slice of taxpayer pie - Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun
Parliament Hill’s going to look a lot different over the next 10 years - CBC News
        The House of Commons: What, you were expecting something different? - Paul Wells, Macleans

‘Kamikaze candidate’ probe may take many months - Don Braid, Calgary Herald
        Saskatchewan NDP Opposition says it’s time for potash royalties review - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
Trudeau campaigns in Montreal riding of Outremont ahead of byelection - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Europe’s retail rout deepens as U.K. and Germany lose jobs- Stefan Nicola - Bloomberg, Toronto Star
Going cashless: How far will Canadians go in parting with their bills and coins?- David Berman, The Globe & Mail
        Chinese investment in Canada cut by nearly half as diplomatic spats, currency controls take toll- Naomi Powell, Financial Post
Majority of baby boomers would opt for semi-retirement if employers only allowed: poll- Brandie Weikle, CBC News
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«Plusieurs milliers» de militaires en renfort        «Alléluia dans le déni!»«On ne s’excusera pas», affirme Pierre Arcand        La Ville de Québec rend hommage aux six victimesUn acteur homosexuel victime d'un possible crime haineux        Un seul témoin pour la défense d'«El Chapo»Les températures ressenties atteignent -50 degrés        QS proposera à François Legault de prendre trois actionsPas de motif «clair» du tireur de Las Vegas        Cinq policiers coupables d'avoir réduit le taux d'alcool d'un collègueLa directrice financière de Huawei de retour devant un juge        Réflexion sur une journée nationale contre l’islamophobieLa Chine sermonne encore le Canada        Quelques centaines de personnes évacuées au centre-ville de MontréalNicola Di Iorio quitte finalement son siège


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Why Did Trump Take So Long to Fold on the Shutdown? - Jeff Greenfield, Politico
        Kamala Harris recruits key staff for Iowa caucuses - Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
Border Patrol wives invite Pelosi to border to see why they want wall - Justin Wise, The Hill
        Trump tweets that Howard Schultz lacks the guts and smarts to be president - John Wagner, Washington Post
Whitaker Says Mueller’s Inquiry Is ‘Close to Being Completed’ - New York Times
        Why Democrats Should Be More Panicked Than Ever - Kevin McCullough, Townhall
The state of Trump’s presidency is, well, pretty feeble - Chuck Todd and Mark Murray, NBC News
        Pope Francis says he fears bloodshed as Venezuela braces for more protests- Tom Phillips, The Guardian
Taliban talks: Draft framework for Afghanistan peace ‘agreed’- BBC News
        Erdogan: Safe zones in Syria will allow refugees to return home- Al Jazeera

‘Get a grip on Brexit’, businesses tell UK’s quarrelling politicians- Reuters, The Times Of India
        Police use cranes to clear major Madrid road blocked by striking taxi drivers- France 24
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UK parliament rejects Labour's Brexit amendment        Brexit deal is 'best possible' and 'not renegotiable': MacronTop Vatican official resigns, denies allegations of advances        Several thousand more troops to the Mexico border: PentagonIran still adhering to nuclear deal: CIA chief        White House warns against 'harm' to Venezuela's GuaidoSyria-Iran deal to counter 'economic war' from West: Assad        UK PM May asks lawmakers to send a message to Brussels on Brexit dealGold reaches seven-month high as dollar struggles        China questions warning to Duke students to use EnglishKremlin calls US sanctions on Venezuela illegal interference        Iran rejects talks on missiles, but says it will not increase rangeHuawei denies committing violations cited by US Justice Dept        Condors, kings of the Andes, under threatStoned with the stars: California’s marijuana tourism gets smoking        U.S. confirms ‘draft framework’ with TalibanGuaido calls for fresh Venezuela protests        Franco-German friendship is not enough
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From: John Feldsted <jfeldsted@shaw.ca>
Subject: Millions of piracy notices coming to Canadians can no longer demand cash
Ottawa has amended the rules to clarify that notices can't ask for settlement fees
Sophia Harris
CBC News
Jan 27, 2019

Close to four years after its piracy-notice system took effect, the federal government has amended the rules to clarify that the notices can't demand cash from Canadians.

Implemented in 2015, Canada's notice system enables copyright holders to send warning emails to people suspected of illegally downloading content such as movies or music.

Since its inception, critics have loudly complained that some notices crossed a line by threatening legal action if the recipient didn't pay a settlement fee ­ often hundreds of dollars.

Recipients of such notices also loudly complained, including 89-year-old grandmother Christine McMillan in Toronto. In 2016, she received a notice demanding money for something she says she never did ­ illegally download a shoot 'em up video game.

"I was really angry," she said. "This is a scam that's being perpetrated by the government."

The government has now clarified the rules with new amendments to Canada's Copyright Act. They state that piracy notices can't ask for personal information or a payment including a settlement fee.

"Our amendments to the regime will protect consumers," Hans Parmar, spokesperson for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, said in an email.

However, some internet service providers (ISPs) claim the amendments don't go far enough.

Rights holders don't know their suspect's actual identity, only the IP address linked to the illegal download. While ISPs won't disclose the identity of a customer behind the IP address, they're obligated by law to forward that customer any piracy notices.

To cope with the flood of notices they must pass on, ISPs largely rely on automated systems, which means ones demanding cash could still slip through.

"The immediate onus is on ISPs to either search for or find some way to filter for these settlement demands, which is, I think, not really possible," said Andy Kaplan-Myrth, vice-president of regulatory and carrier affairs for internet provider TekSavvy.

Read on: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/piracy-copyright-government-settlement-fees-1.4993062?cmp=newsletter-news-digests-canada-and-world-morning
I have received dozens of these e-mails alleging piracy and demanding a fee to avoid legal action. They are passed on by my ISP. I download a lot of information from many different sources every week, so I read the threats carefully.

The piracy threats include information on what I have allegedly downloaded, when and how. I have the advantage of being able to decipher that information which shows me that I did not do what they allege. 

For example, they accuse me of using a popular movie and software download service that I never use. That tells me it is a scam, so the e-mails go into a ‘scams’ folder. Very often the downloaded material is the racy sort of stuff I have no interest in. To most people, the information included, other than the title of the downloaded material and the time and date of download, is gibberish, which leaves them at a disadvantage.

The pirate does not know who you are or how to contact you directly or he would. He has no means of following up other than to send you another threatening e-mail which will be passed on by your ISP (internet service provider). Don’t respond in any way and above all do not send money. If you are nervous about the e-mail contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre, run by the RCMP and forward a copy to spam@fightspam.gc.ca.

John Feldsted



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