Archive for October 29th, 2007

Industry Canada Launches Public Consultation on PIPEDA Reforms

The government's response to the PIPEDA review included a promise to consult on possible reforms to the law, including the creation of a mandatory data breach notification requirement.  On Friday, Industry Canada published the promised consultation in the Canada Gazette, asking Canadians for comments on the data breach requirement along […]

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October 29, 2007 1 comment News

CRIA Granted Leave to Intervene in iPod Levy Case But Court Doesn’t Want To Hear About File Sharing

The Federal Court of Appeal on Friday granted CRIA's request to intervene in the private copying/iPod levy judicial review, a case that openly reveals the divisions between CRIA and the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CRIA is on the board of CPCC but the CPCC objected to its intervention request).  CRIA's Graham Henderson identified seven objections to the Copyright Board decision:

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October 29, 2007 3 comments News

Music Publisher’s Takedown Strikes The Wrong Chord

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 29, 2007 as Music Takedown Strikes The Wrong Chord In February 2006, a part-time Canadian music student established a modest, non-commercial website that used collaborative wiki tools, such as those used by Wikipedia, to create an online library of public domain musical scores.  […]

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October 29, 2007 2 comments Columns Archive

“Would You Risk Her Life?”

The Toronto Star has been the home of several columns I've written over the past year that focus on counterfeiting and the need for a bit of perspective (overblown claims column, misleading RCMP data column).  I'm grateful for that venue and the paper's support for varying perspectives on the issue.  […]

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October 29, 2007 8 comments News

NHL Players Worry About Facebook Spoofing

Some NHL players are worried about the number of people posing as them on the popular social networking site Facebook. Ottawa Senators forward Mike Fisher says he discovered through friends that someone on Facebook  was posing as him.

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