Archive for December 9th, 2008

MPAA Wants Obama To Target Canada Over Copyright

The election of Barack Obama has led to considerable speculation about what the change in administration might mean for U.S. pressure on Canada on intellectual property issues.  If the MPAA – the lead Hollywood lobbyist – has anything to say about it, the pressure will only increase.  Eighteen months after […]

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December 9, 2008 22 comments News

Ontario Gov’t Reverses on Young Drivers in Light of Facebook Protests

The Ontario government has dropped plans to create new restrictions on young drivers in light of huge criticism on Facebook.  A Facebook group criticizing the plan garnered 150,000 members and Transportation Minister Jim Bradley admitted that the group had an impact on the government's thinking.

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December 9, 2008 13 comments Must Reads

Australian Bureau of Statistics Adopts Creative Commons Licence

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced that it plans to adopt a Creative Commons licence for the majority of its content posted online.

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December 9, 2008 2 comments Must Reads