Archive for 2006

French Ct. Rules Privacy Trumps Copyright Investigations

In a case reminiscent of the CRIA file sharing litigation from 2004-05, a French court has ruled that privacy interests trump the rights of copyright holders to engage in aggressive investigative tactics.  A court annulled a decision against an alleged file sharer after it was revealed that the rights holder […]

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December 22, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

Sony Settles with State A.G.s

The EFF has the details on Sony's rootkit settlement with state A.G.'s that has led to the company paying more money and facing more restrictions for its use of DRM.

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December 20, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Letters of the Law: The Year in Canadian Tech Law

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) features my annual review in law and technology with a particular emphasis on Canadian developments. This past year in law and technology has been marked by a series of noteworthy developments including the explosive interest in user-generated content (culminating in […]

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December 18, 2006 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Letters of the Law: The Year in Canadian Tech Law

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 18, 2006 as Decisions, Disputes that Shaped Technology in '06 This past year in law and technology has been marked by a series of noteworthy developments including the explosive interest in user-generated content, the emergence of several artists-backed copyright coalitions, and the arrival […]

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December 18, 2006 1 comment Columns Archive

Google Offers Free Journal Digitization

Peter Suber reports that Google is offering publishers free digitization of their journal back issues. While there are some strings unsurprisingly attached, it appears to be an ideal method for journals to digitize and make available years of content currently confined to paper versions.

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December 17, 2006 1 comment Must Reads