Archive for November 14th, 2008

Calgary Man Receives Fine Under Illegal Camcording Conviction

A Calgary man has become the first person convicted under the Criminal Code's new anti-camcording provision.  The man received a $1,495 fine and was placed on probation for one year.  He is also prohibited from possessing any video recording equipment outside his home during the probation.  The Canadian Motion Pictures […]

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November 14, 2008 6 comments Must Reads

Liberals Name Shadow Cabinet

The Liberals have named their shadow cabinet for the upcoming parliamentary session.  Gerard Kennedy (who supported the copyright pledge) will be the Industry critic.  Hedy Fry, who conducted roundtables on copyright over the summer, takes over as Canadian Heritage critic.

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November 14, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds Ebay Power Seller Decision

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld an earlier decision ordering eBay to provide information on Canadian power sellers.  The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian Revenue Agency plans to escalate its investigation in light of the decision.  A key part of the case turns on the fact that […]

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November 14, 2008 10 comments News

Canadian Government Re-Launches ACTA Consultations

The Canadian government has re-launched its consultation on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  The last consultation was conducted in the spring.  While the government did not release the results of that consultation, I recently reported on the findings based on documents obtained under the Access to Information Act. The new consultation […]

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November 14, 2008 4 comments News

TVO Strikes Deal With YouTube

TVO, Ontario's public broadcaster, has announced plans to develop a dedicated YouTube channel featuring its programming and involving a revenue sharing partnership.

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