Archive for August 18th, 2006

Copyright Board Issues Ringtone Decision

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued its decision involving SOCAN's application for a ten percent royalty on ringtones.  The application was opposed by CRIA and the telcos (I wrote about the issue in 2004). The Board awarded six percent.  More once I read the decision (Hat Tip: Howard Knopf).

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August 18, 2006 2 comments Must Reads

30 Days of DRM

Many people are still in summer mode, but the Canadian copyright rumour mill suggests that there is a lot happening behind the scenes with a copyright bill quite possibly a top priority once the fall session begins in 31 days.  While there was much to criticize about Bill C-60 (the […]

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August 18, 2006 10 comments News

Copyright Board Spending Comes Under Taxpayer Scrutiny

The Ottawa Sun reports that the Canadian Taxpayer Federation is raising questions about the travel expenditures of Stephen Callary, the Vice-Chair of the Copyright Board.

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August 18, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads