Archive for April 11th, 2007

France Establishes DRM Watchdog

As part of my 30 Days of DRM series last summer, I called for the creation of a new collaborative body that would provide on-demand reviews for new circumvention rights.  I argued that the U.S. DMCA process, which occurs once every three years, simply does not provide the public with […]

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April 11, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

U.S. Trade Policy and IP

Last week the U.S. and South Korea agreed on a major free trade agreement.  The deal hasn't attracted much attention (though Canadian coverage has commented that a Canada – South Korea deal may now be on the way), but the extensive intellectual property provisions are worth noting, since they illustrate […]

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April 11, 2007 2 comments News

Open Access Law Canada

My colleague Elizabeth Judge has been spearheading an important initiative focused on open access and the law.  Open Access Law Canada is part of the broader Open Access Law program that is working to support law reviews movement toward open access.  The new site includes a model Canadian publication agreement […]

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April 11, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Willinsky on Open Access

A podcast of a recent speech from John Willinsky, Canada's leading advocate for open access and the author of The Access Principle, is well worth a listen.

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April 11, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Von Hippel on Open Publishing

MIT Professor Eric Von Hippel comments on the commercial success of offering his books in open access format (hat tip: Peter Suber).

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April 11, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads