Archive for 2006

Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine has named "you" – the rise of citizen journalism, blogging, and user-generated content – as its person of the year.  I'm not sure about the person part, but it certainly was among the most noteworthy developments.  As I was preparing my A to Z year-end piece (out tomorrow), […]

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December 17, 2006 2 comments News

NZ Copyright Reform

Kim Weatherall has an insightful post on New Zealand's copyight reform package.  The TPM provisions are particularly noteworthy as they link anti-circumvention with copyright infringement and in the process rebut claims by CRIA and others that Bill C-60 stood alone in its approach.

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December 17, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Copyright Board Looking for a New Board Member

The Copyright Board of Canada is advertising for a new board member to fill a current vacancy.  If you're interested, check out the vacancy notice and the selection criteria.

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December 15, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

Newspaper Chain Adopts Creative Commons Licenses

PressThink has the details on how a newspaper chain has adopted creative commons licenses for nearly all of its 121 Massachusetts-based dailies and weeklies.

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December 15, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

Ontario Passes Anti-Online Gambling Advertising Law

The Province of Ontario has passed new consumer protection legislation that contains provisions prohibiting the advertising of Internet gambling sites.  The provisions underwent important changes at committee (first reading, second reading after committee), however, so that the final bill looks somewhat different from the one that was introduced in the fall.  When first introduced, the bill contained a blanket prohibition on advertising an "an Internet site that operates an internet gaming business contrary to the Criminal Code."  The bill defined advertising as:

(a) the promotion by print, publication, broadcast, telecommunication or distribution by any means, of information intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business,

(b) self-promotion and a contract under which one person obtains the services of another to develop or distribute the advertisement,

(c) a link in a website intended to promote the use of an internet gaming business.

After committee, the bill contained some important changes. 

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December 15, 2006 10 comments News