Archive for May, 2006

Sound Numbers

Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on May 25, 2006 as Sound Numbers Copyright reform advocates frequently point to the economic importance of the so-called "copyright industries" to support their view that the government should enact tougher copyright laws. While few doubt that the industries merit attention, the economic angle has […]

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May 25, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canada to Launch Cybersecurity Task Force?

In April 2004, the Liberal government released a report on Canada’s National Security Policy that included plans to establish a public-private cybersecurity task force.  More than two years later, it appears that the Conservative government is preparing to follow through on that commitment by launching its own task force.  Although […]

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May 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Students Speak Out on Copyright

The Canadian Federation of Students, which represents more than 500,000 university and college students across Canada, has released a public letter to Ministers Oda and Bernier on copyright reform. The CFS identifies five issues of concern.  Anti-circumvention legislation – the CFS recognizes the dangers associated with DRM and argues that […]

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May 24, 2006 2 comments News

European Commission Online Film Charter

The European Commission has released an online film charter to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival.  The Charter makes for an interesting read as it includes supportive comments for P2P distribution and non-commercial initiatives such as the BBC Creative Archive.

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May 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

The Rise of eMusic

Great article from ArsTechnica on eMusic, the DRM-free alternative that has grown into the second-largest online music seller behind Apple iTunes.

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May 22, 2006 1 comment News