Archive for September 11th, 2008

Concordia Blocking Access to Facebook

Concordia University has taken the remarkable step of blocking campus access to Facebook for students and faculty connecting via a wired connection (wireless connections can still access the site).  The University claims that it is doing so because of "concerns that the continuing reliability of the Concordia network could be […]

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September 11, 2008 39 comments News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 59: Statutory Damages Reform – Removes Court Discretion For Reduced Damages

While the new statutory damages provision may create a ceiling of $500 in damages for certain infringements, it also creates a minimum that is higher than the current statute.  The drafting is complex, but the change is as follows:

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September 11, 2008 1 comment News

Conservatives Facing New Copyright Controversy

This time it isn't Bill C-61.  Instead, the Conservatives website faces claims of copyright infringement and demands to take down content.

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September 11, 2008 7 comments Must Reads

Australian Senator Speaks Out On Open Access

Australian Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, says what we desperately need heard from his Canadian counterpart: "We are and will remain a net importer of knowledge, so it is in our interest to promote the freest possible flow of information domestically and globally. The arguments […]

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September 11, 2008 7 comments News