Archive for June, 2006

Copyright and Politics

IHT carries an interesting article on the growing political pressure on politicians to adopt a balanced approach to copyright reform  It focuses on the situation in Sweden and France, where politicians from many parties are recognizing the political force of thousands of downloaders who incidentally also vote.  In Canada, those […]

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June 20, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

A Discouraging Read

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada today released her second annual report, this one focusing on the Privacy Act which addresses privacy protection within the public sector (the first annual report covered PIPEDA, which addresses private sector privacy protection). While the report provides ample evidence that the Office of the Privacy […]

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June 20, 2006 1 comment News

Canadian Museums for Balanced Copyright Reform

Add two more major groups to the call for balanced copyright reform.  The Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization (CAMDO), a professional association of art gallery and museum directors, has issued yet another public call for copyright reform that focuses on fair uses and avoids anti-circumvention legislation.  The CAMDO letter was […]

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June 17, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

CIRA’s Second Public Letter

Readers of this blog may recall that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority wrote a public letter earlier this year to ICANN that expressed concern over the current lack of accountability (note that I am on the CIRA board).  The letter indicated that CIRA was witholding payment of any voluntary fees […]

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June 17, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Library Community Speaks Out on Copyright

The Canadian Library Association is meeting this week in Ottawa and the association is marking the occasion by releasing a public letter to Ministers Bernier and Oda on copyright reform.  Representing 57,000 library staff and thousands of libraries, the CLA recommends "caution and reflection".  Should the government move on copyright, […]

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June 14, 2006 4 comments News