Archive for March 8th, 2007

Signing vs. Ratifying

With the Canadian media continuing to cover the U.S. interest in Canadian copyright law (CBC, National Post) and the Globe publishing a pair of notable responses to yesterday's Ibbitson column (CMCC members, MP Charlie Angus), it is worth expanding on one issue that I flagged in my response to the Ibbitson piece.  I commented that he had incorrectly equated signing a treaty (which represents only a supportive gesture) vs. ratifying a treaty (which creates new legal obligations).  Howard Knopf neatly characterized it as the difference between dating and marriage.

It should be noted that many countries sign but do not ratify treaties. 

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The Tyee on Project Cleanfeed

Project Cleanfeed is now up and running and the Tyee does a nice job of canvassing the issues.

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March 8, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Apple’s DRM Dilemma

This is a terrific article on how Apple's DRM works and where its pressure points lie in dealing with regulators, consumers, and music industry.

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March 8, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads