Archive for May 24th, 2007

Will The Next Copyright Bill Pass Constitutional Scrutiny?

My colleague Jeremy deBeer has been the leading voice questioning whether anti-circumvention legislation – the legal protection for DRM that is often described as "para-copyright" – is constitutional, given that the potential rules arguably involve property rights (which falls under provincial jurisdiction) far more than traditional copyright (a federal matter).  […]

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May 24, 2007 4 comments News

Canada Labeled a “Pedophile Haven”

Fresh off unsubstantiated claims that Canada is a piracy haven, the media is now reporting that Canada is also a "pedophile haven."  At least two groups are quoted in a CTV article claiming that Canada has lax laws and should require Internet service providers to take stronger action against pedophile […]

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May 24, 2007 19 comments News

Japan To Propose Novel Approach to Online Video

Variety reports that Japan's IPR Policy Working Group is proposing a novel change to that country's copyright law with respect to online video.  The Group is proposing that Internet distribution of previously broadcast television shows will no longer require permissions from all rights holders.  Instead, they need only to ensure […]

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May 24, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy: The Documentary

The ID Trail team has produced an interesting documentary on various issues associated with the reasonable expectation of privacy featuring a who's who of the privacy world.

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May 24, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

The Man Who Owns the Internet

Business 2.0 features an interesting article on domainers, with a particular focus on Canadian Kevin Ham, a former family physician who holds about 300,000 domain names (thanks Zak).

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May 24, 2007 3 comments Must Reads