Archive for January 25th, 2008

Why Copyright?

Why Copyright?

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to deliver a talk to the Canadian University Press National Conference, a gathering of student journalists from across the country.  The talk was a long response to a question that comes up pretty regularly – why has copyright generated so much interest from so many people.  A podcast of the talk is available here.  The slides are posted below.

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January 25, 2008 7 comments Audio, News, Podcasts

CRIA Says No Content Blocking Demands in Forthcoming Bill

CRIA tells the Globe and Mail that it is not seeking copyright provisions "related to content filtering or termination of repeat offenders."

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January 25, 2008 4 comments Must Reads

Wikinomics on the Copyright MPs

The Wikinomics blog expands my chart on the Copyright MPs by focusing on vote totals and the percentage of students needed to swing the relevant ridings.

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January 25, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Privacy Coalition Warns on Copyright Reform

Following on Privacy Commissioner of Canada Jennifer Stoddart's public letter warning against weakening privacy through copyright reform, a broad coalition of privacy, education, civil liberties groups, and academics have signed a public letter raising similar concerns (I am a signatory).

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