Archive for April, 2007

World Intellectual Property Day

Today is World Intellectual Property Day which means that rather than focusing on creativity or on policies that meet the needs of creators and users, we get a private function for MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill sponsored by Senator Joseph Day, where the RCMP will display counterfeit batteries and […]

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April 26, 2007 14 comments News

CRIA Responds to Copyright Column

The Toronto Star has published a response from CRIA's Graham Henderson to this week's column on copyright and USTR pressure.

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April 26, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Oda Embroiled In Another Controversy

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda is facing yet another controversy, this time over a $30 million summer festival program.  Oda apparently invited Conservative MPs to come forward with suggestions of festivals for possible funding without providing a similar opportunity to MPs from other parties.  In fact, the Canadian Heritage website […]

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April 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Australia to Join WIPO Internet Treaties

Peter Black reports that Australia will formally accede to the WIPO Internet Treaties tomorrow.  The move was widely anticipated after Australia entered into a free trade agreement with the United States.

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April 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

U.S. Court Rules No Performance in Music Download

In a noteworthy case pitting ASCAP (a leading U.S. copyright collective) against the online music services, a U.S. court has ruled against ASCAP in determining that there is no performance in a music download. Interestingly, SOCAN filed a brief in the case in support of ASCAP.

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April 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads