Archive for August 19th, 2008

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 42: ISP Notice and Notice – No Penalty for False Notices

A second concern associated with the notice and notice approach in Bill C-61 is the absence of a penalty against claimants that file wrongful notices. This means that subscribers may receive completely erroneous notices regarding allegedly infringing content with no consequences to claimant.  Section 41.25(2) includes considerable specificity about what […]

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August 19, 2008 8 comments News

Privacy Commissioner Rules USA Patriot Act Privacy Risks Mirrored in Canada

Assistant Privacy Commissioner has ruled that the privacy risks posed by the USA Patriot Act are similar to those found in Canada and therefore not grounds to rule that the privacy protection afforded by a U.S. email provider is not comparable to Canadian-based providers.  The finding arises from a complaint […]

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August 19, 2008 6 comments News

French Language Coverage of Copyfight

French language coverage of the Canadian copyfight from Canadian Press and Branchez-Vous. Update: A commenter notes that the French language blogosphere is chiming in as well (here and here). 

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August 19, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

CPCC Wins $1.75 Million Settlement

FYI Music reports that the Canadian Private Copying Collective has received a $1.75 million settlement over unreported sales of blank audio media.

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August 19, 2008 6 comments Must Reads