Archive for May 21st, 2008

What Prentice Could Say to the U.S.

There is little doubt that Industry Minister Jim Prentice's determination to introduce a Canadian DMCA over the objection of business, consumer, and education groups is driven, at least in part, by pressure from the United States.  The U.S. argues that Canada must follow its DMCA model in order to implement the WIPO Internet treaties.  Interestingly, according to documents I recently obtained under the Access to Information Act, the U.S. Copyright Office privately criticized the Canadian government in 2005 over Bill C-60, claiming it did not meet the U.S. standard. Canadian officials within the Department of Canadian Heritage proposed the following response to criticisms that the legislation did not cover devices that can be used to circumvent TPMs and preserved fair dealing:

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May 21, 2008 5 comments News

IMSLP On the Way Back

CBC's Search Engine notes that the International Music Score Library Project, which I wrote about last year, is planning to relaunch this summer.

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May 21, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Canadian Broadband Ranking Continues to Drop

The OECD has released its latest broadband rankings, with Canada dropping from 9th to 10th.

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May 21, 2008 1 comment Must Reads