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Canadians – Beware of Prepaid Credit Cards

Unlike gift cards issued by retailers in Canada, prepaid credit cards can expire. And there are a multitude of fees that eat away at your balance, including activation fees and transaction fees.

Some even have fees from $1.50 to $2.50 a month on cards that carry a balance more than six or seven months.

So be careful. If you absolutely must get a pre-paid credit card or credit card branded gift card, tell the recipient that he or she needs to use it as soon as possible, well before six months after activation.

Stop The Meter – National Day Of Action

On Saturday, the 26th of February, several protests against usage based billing will take place across the nation.

Details on your local events can be found at http://openmedia.ca/local.

Copyright Reform In Canada

Just thought i’d bump an interesting collection of articles on copyright reform in Canada : From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda

The individual articles found at the above mentioned link are in the PDF format are are downloadable in respect to the Creative Commons Legal Code.

Diner Dash – Free

I don’t own an iPhone or iPad but I love Diner Dashicon. It’s fun. And the ap is being offered for free for iPhone and iPad users for New Years Day.

Thought i’d bump it.

I Need That Record

I just rented this documentary on Netflix and I thought i’d bump it on this blog.

Basically it’s about the rise and fall of record stores in the United States, which was unfortunately mirrored here in Canada.

The record store is a rarity now outside of the major cities of Canada because of the conveniences of the internet but vinyl has retained a charm and sound that people still enjoy to this day.

Additional information on this film can be found on the film’s official site.

Platinum Blonde on iTunes

Canadian 80’s new wave rock band Platinum Blonde has finally had their three studio albums re-released.

Standing In the Dark, Alien Shores and Contact – Platinum Blonde are now available on iTunes