Most of us remember Telus taking a huge misstep on the network neutrality issue by blocking access to its union website.
In an amazing about face Telus seems to have done some homework, obviously doing a bit of soul searching to figure out its role in the information economy. CEO Darren Entwistle spoke recently to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on copyright issues:
lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it is time to update our copyright regime…
TELUS therefore, joins with the growing number of copyright creators – and users – in advocating for what we call a ‘living’ Fair Use model.
In a nutshell, this model would mean that copyright has to be flexible enough to permit Canadians to use and transfer legally obtained copyrighted materials – like songs and TV programs – from one technology to another. . . from their TV to their PVR, and from their ipod to their mac.
via Michael Geist