Archive for October 16th, 2008

League of Canadian Poets Calls for Government Audit of Access Copyright

Howard Knopf notes the brewing fight between the League of Canadian Poets and Access Copyright over the copyright collective's allocation policies.  While the report notes the public criticism, it misses a letter to Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage which may have far larger implications.  In a letter dated September 22, […]

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October 16, 2008 4 comments News

CRTC Posts Notice on New Media Hearings

The CRTC has posted its notice on the forthcoming new media hearings which will focus on whether regulatory measures are needed to promote Canadian new media and whether the new media exemption order remains valid.  Comments are due by December 5th.  The hearing is scheduled to begin on February 17, […]

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October 16, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

ITWorld Canada on C-61 and the Election

IT World Canada covers the impact of C-61 on the recent election and the prospect for future copyright reform.

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Teamakers on Opening The CBC Archives

The Teamakers Blog has an interesting post on the challenges of making CBC archival content, arguing that the public broadcaster should start with an open API  to allow people to work with CBC data such as program listings.

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Open Medicine Editors Call for Health Faculty to Open Up

Claire Kendall and Sally Murray, editors of Open Medicine, call on our "academic health care institutions to step up their commitment to the open access movement."

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