Archive for July 1st, 2008

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 7: Time Shifting Provision Prohibits Network-Based PVRs

In the months leading up to Bill C-61, Telus consistently argued for a "living" fair dealing provision that could adapt to changing technologies.  In particular, the company noted its interest in providing a network-based PVR that would allow customers to record and store programs that reside on computers that it […]

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July 1, 2008 10 comments News

CIRA’s Backdoor Access in New WHOIS Policy

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) revisits the disappointment with CIRA's implementation of its new whois policy. While dot-ca registrants across the country were being advised of the new policy last April, special interests representing law enforcement and trademark holders were quietly pressuring […]

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July 1, 2008 4 comments Columns

IMSLP Back Online

The International Music Score Library Project, which attracted considerable attention last year over access to public domain works, is back up and online.  The site includes the founder's open letter and a look at the applicable public domain rules.

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July 1, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

NSERC Moving Toward Open Access

Heather Morrison reports that NSERC, one of the three major federal granting councils, is likely to adopt open access requirements by March 2009.

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July 1, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads