Archive for June, 2006

Gov’t Copyright Lobbying Contract Raises Accountability Concerns

Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 26, 2006 as Ottawa Will Limit Lobbying. It Will Also Finance It The Federal Accountability Act, which was passed last week by the House of Commons, has been the focal point of the Conservatives’ legislative agenda in 2006. If the Senate grants its […]

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June 26, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canadian Digital Security Companies Warn Against Anti-Circumvention Laws

Many of Canada's leading digital security companies, including Third Brigade, Certicom, VE Networks, and Borderware Technologies, have issued a public letter to Ministers Bernier and Oda on copyright reform.  The letter, signed by Brian O'Higgins (widely regarded as a world leader in authentication and digital security issues as a founder […]

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June 22, 2006 5 comments News

European Commissioner Calls for Copyright Balance

Charlie McCreevy, the European Commissioner for Internet Market and Services, has issued his annual policy strategy in which he notes that "protection of intellectual property and copyright also raises important questions of their effect on consumers" and calls for balance in that respect.

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June 22, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

Alouette Canada’s Official Launch

Alouette Canada, a collaborative open digitization initiative from many of Canada’s leading academic libraries, had its official launch today.  This is an exciting development that has the potential to bring thousands of Canadian titles to the Internet.  In order to bring millions of titles to the Internet, however, it seems […]

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June 21, 2006 2 comments News

UK Royal Society Goes Open Access

The Royal Society in London, the world’s oldest learned society, is going open access.  If they can do it, why can’t the Canadian funding agencies such as SSHRC?

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June 21, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads