Archive for September 13th, 2007

Public Safety To Release Lawful Access Consultation

The mainstream media has picked up on the lawful access non-consultation story with coverage on CTV, Canwest, and CBC.ca.  CTV has now posted a copy of the consultation document, but reports indicate that Public Security has had a change of heart and will now post it online and extend the […]

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September 13, 2007 4 comments News

Dunbar/Leblanc Report on Broadcasting Policy Released

The CRTC has released a major report on Canadian broadcasting reform.  The 337 page report recommends re-examining substitution rules, discusses the link between broadcast and copyright, and provides some solid recommendations on new media including "the solutions to this issue [new media] lie not in imposing new regulatory restrictions on […]

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September 13, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Value of the Fair Use Industries

Lots of attention being paid to a new study commissioned by the CCIA on the economic value of fair use in the United States.  Using WIPO's own guidelines, the study concludes that the "fair use industries", including consumer electronics, education institutions, software, and ISPs, generate $4.5 trillion in revenue, far […]

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September 13, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads