Archive for August 22nd, 2008

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 45: Making Available Right and Actual Distribution

Bill C-61 unsurprisingly includes a new "making available" provision that grants performers and sound recording makers the exclusive right to make their works available.  Two provisions establish the making available right in the bill (similar rights are already granted to authors and composers). Section 15 (1.1)(d) provides that a performer's […]

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August 22, 2008 13 comments News

Dion Promises to Revise C-61?

Liberal MP Garth Turner held a huge town-hall meeting with Stephane Dion on Wednesday night that included a question and answer session with several dozen bloggers.  Reports indicate that copyright was one of the issues raised with Dion promising to revise C-61 to strike a better balance between consumers and […]

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August 22, 2008 13 comments Must Reads

Using the Net To Share Rides Illegal?

The Toronto Star reports that Trentway-Wagar, an Ontario bus company, is trying to shut down PickupPal Online, a online ride sharing service.  The Ontario government has said it will reconsider the applicable legislation.

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August 22, 2008 8 comments Must Reads

Prentice on Net Neutrality

Julianna Yau posts a response she received from Industry Minister Jim Prentice on net neutrality.

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August 22, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

“A One Issue Voter”

David RD Gratton, currently a Conservative, explains that he will not be renewing his party membership due to Bill C-61.

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August 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads