Archive for January, 2008

Why The Conservative Treaty Policy Issue Won’t Go Away

I've posted a couple of times this week on the Government's new policy that commits to a House of Commons review of international treaties before introducing implementing or ratifying legislation.  This policy mandates that the Conservatives bring the WIPO Internet treaties for review before tabling their copyright bill.  The policy, […]

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January 31, 2008 1 comment News

Two More Opponents of Prentice’s Canadian DMCA

The list of opponents to Industry Minister Jim Prentice's Canadian DMCA continues to grow.  I've already noted that the bill is likely to be opposed by thousands of Canadians, librarians, teachers, universities, musicians, artists, film makers, consumers, digital security companies, major retailers, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and the Canadian […]

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January 31, 2008 1 comment News

Squawk Box on Fair Copyright

I'll be participating on the Squawk Box conference call tomorrow morning to discuss fair copyright in Canada. Update: A podcast version of the call is available here. 

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January 31, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Georgia Straight on Copyright Reform

"The Conservative government, it seems, just wants the bill tabled, and will deal with the consequences afterward. I wonder if they’re ready to lose a federal election. That’s one hell of a consequence."  Read the full article.

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January 31, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

More Copyright MPs

My initial posting on the Copyright MPs – the 27 ridings that are home to a university and were closely contested in the 2006 election – attracted a fair amount of attention.  I'll be updating the list shortly to include another group of Copyright MPs that hail from ridings with […]

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January 31, 2008 1 comment News