Archive for June, 2008

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 3: Format Shifting Subject to Digital Lock Provision

Yesterday's reform focused on one key limitation in the format shifting provision, namely the odd limitation of the format shifting provision to videocassettess.  Today's reform picks up on what will be a consistent theme throughout this series – the subordination of any consumer rights to the digital lock.  Indeed, virtually […]

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June 25, 2008 16 comments News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 3: Format Shifting Subject to Digital Lock Provision

Yesterday's reform focused on one key limitation in the format shifting provision, namely the odd limitation of the format shifting provision to videocassettess.  Today's reform picks up on what will be a consistent theme throughout this series – the subordination of any consumer rights to the digital lock.  Indeed, virtually […]

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June 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Mapping Fair Copyright for Canada

With the huge growth of local Fair Copyright for Canada chapters across the country, I've created a Google Map that highlights the location of local chapters and provides links for those interesting in joining. Please enable Javascript to view interactive Google map. View Larger Map

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June 25, 2008 2 comments News

Bell’s Congestion “Problem”

Bell files its congestion data as demanded by the CRTC.  The data suggests no congestion problems for at least 95 percent of the network in Ontario and Quebec.

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June 25, 2008 8 comments Must Reads

Taking Stock of My Fair Copyright for Canada Principles

Several people have written over the past week to repeat a question that arose regularly last December – "what do you think fair copyright reform looks like?"  My 61 reforms to C-61 will address many needed changes to the Prentice bill, but it is simpler to point to the eight key principles that I outlined earlier this year.  While I think the principles reflect a balanced approach that is consistent with the underlying values of copyright, only one is fully reflected in Bill C-61.  The eight principles with commentary on the impact of C-61:

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June 25, 2008 11 comments News