Yahoo! Canada
Friday, March 28, 1997

Picks of the Week

It's significant digits time here at Yahoo! Canada, where we take a look at some notable numbers from this week's Web sites:

1: Number of police warnings issued so far to the authors of the fictitious Canadian Internet Licensing Board. Here's the scoop: According to the Halifax Daily News, a public relations firm with offices in Vancouver and Toronto set up a bogus site. Complete with application form and press releases, it called on all Web writers to register their sites with the board by June 30. The people at Hip Hype Inc. were lampooning the notion that the Internet ought to be regulated, but their satirical site was a little too realistic for one Haligonian, who called several government agencies before being referred to the Halifax police's Internet crimes division. The makers of the CILB site said it was just a joke, but they agreed to make the point a little more clearly to avoid any charges of mischief. Now that that's settled, you can rest easy knowing the government's not really about to force Canadian Web sites to include information on Alanis Morissette, maple syrup, or snowshoes. Go ahead and take a look at their site. It's a real hoot, eh?

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