Archive for August 28th, 2008

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 49: Education Harms – Lessons May Require DRM

The conditions attached to the lesson provisions do not end with destroying lessons that use the exemption at the conclusion of the course.  There are two provisions that would appear to encourage (or possibly even require) the use of digital rights management to control the further distribution of these lessons. […]

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August 28, 2008 11 comments News

Bannerman on Canada and the WIPO Development Agenda

Sara Bannerman has posted her latest article examining the Canadian position at WIPO on the Development Agenda.

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August 28, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Quebec Group Sues Provincial Government for Failing to Consider Open Source Alternatives

FACIL, a Quebec-based open source software advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against the Quebec government for failing to consider open source software alternatives.  FACIL argues in its filing [unofficial English translation] that the government spends millions on proprietary software without objectively evaluating open source alternatives that could enhance the […]

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August 28, 2008 15 comments News