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Net Neutrality in Canada and what it means for libraries

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Net Neutrality in Canada and what it means for libraries

Guindon, Alex and Dennie, Danielle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3771-2450 (2010) Net Neutrality in Canada and what it means for libraries. Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 5 (1). ISSN 1911-9593

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Abstract

Net neutrality, the idea that the Internet should be provided to all without discrimination based on content or applications, has been an important policy issue in the last few years. A lack of net neutrality could negatively impact libraries, intellectual freedom, cultural diversity, and the right to privacy. This paper looks at the issues that underline the net neutrality debate and describes how they are shaped by the different actors that are concerned with the future of the Internet. Technological issues, such as traffic shaping by Internet Service Providers, and legal issues in the context of Canada's Telecommunications Act, are also addressed. Finally, the paper reviews the recent CRTC policy on Internet Traffic Management Practices.

Divisions:Concordia University > Library
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Guindon, Alex and Dennie, Danielle
Journal or Publication:Partnership: the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research
Date:2010
Keywords:Net Neutrality; Internet Traffic Management Practices; Canada; Telecommunications
ID Code:6849
Deposited By: DANIELLE DENNIE
Deposited On:28 Sep 2010 14:24
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:29

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