Archive for June 20th, 2007

Industry Committee Demands a Canadian DMCA

Just as parliamentarians voted to break for the summer, the Industry Committee (member list here) issued its report on counterfeiting and piracy, unambiguously titled Counterfeiting and Piracy are Theft.  The report and its recommendations are stunning as they represent the most lopsided copyright related report since Sam Bulte chaired the […]

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June 20, 2007 33 comments News

Senate C-59 Committee Hearings Conclude

This evening's Senate Committee hearings on C-59, the movie camcording bill, went about as expected with the Senators passing the bill and generally voicing support.  That said, there was some skepticism – one Senator expressed doubt about whether this was a major problem, while another was surprised that the Canadian […]

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June 20, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Court Denies RIAA Discovery Request

The excellent Recording Industry vs. The People blog reports a court has denied the RIAA's motion to compel the University of New Mexico to disclose the identities of its students.

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June 20, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Movie Piracy and Popcorn Farmers

Public Knowledge on how NBC has told the FCC that with reduced movie piracy, "corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment."

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June 20, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

The Sicko Leak

The leak of Michael Moore's forthcoming documentary Sicko on the Internet has attracted considerable attention. Indeed, when beginning comments on Bill C-59 in the Senate, Conservative Senator Janis G. Johnson opened with: Honourable senators, Bill C-59 will deter unauthorized videotape camcord activities in movie theatres in Canada. The bill amends […]

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June 20, 2007 10 comments News