Archive for June, 2008

FSAC “Dismayed” By Copyright Reform

The Film Studies Association of Canada, a national scholary association, has released a detailed statement on Canadian copyright reform, expressing their dismay at Bill C-61.  The FSAC notes that the bill "will seriously threaten educational and scholarly rights, limiting access to copyrighted material and eroding academic protections offered by the […]

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June 25, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“The Sleeper Political Issue of the Season”

The Toronto Star's Susan Delacourt on copyright reform.

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June 25, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

The Copyright Act With C-61

Felix helpfully creates a new version of the Copyright Act that incorporates the provisions found in C-61 (PDF format, OpenOffice format).

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June 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Alberta Court Orders Damages Over Domain Name “Sabotage”

An Alberta judge has ordered a former employee of a bike shop to pay $15,000 in damages after he registered a competing domain name and forwarded it to a pornographic website.  The bike shop used a dot-ca domain and the ex-exployee registered the dot-com version.

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June 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 2: Format Shifting Limited to Videocassettes

One of Bill C-61's "consumer-oriented provisions" (as emphasized by Industry Minister Jim Prentice) is the arrival of format shifting.  Prentice's opening remarks focused on how consumers will be able to legally "format shift" music, photographs, and books under the new bill.  Yet the format shifting provisions for video are nothing […]

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June 23, 2008 16 comments News