Consistent with my column this week on takedowns, Mashable points to an incident where Warner Music Group demanded the removal of a video posted to YouTube that was used by the band itself to promote its music.
Archive for January, 2009
Waxy posts data on the availability of unauthorized copies of Oscar-nominated movies. The site finds that virtually all movies have been posted to file sharing networks and that the source for almost all of those movies are screener copies distributed by the studios, not poor quality camcorded copies that the […]
In light of the long list of government supports likely to be announced this week in the budget, it is interesting to see that France has unveiled a series of measures to support the print industry including a free one-year newspaper subscription for all French teenagers on their 18th birthday, […]
Nature Biotechnology has just published an article on the perceived effects of intellectual property protection for biological research. The article involved a detailed survey of academic agricultural biologists on their perception of IP and research. The authors' primary conclusion: Scientists believe that, contrary to the current consensus, proliferation of IP […]
The federal government has announced plans to spend over $10 million to establish a "Corridor for Advancing Canadian Digital Media" from Stratford to Kitchener. Coming on the heels of the Nortel bankruptcy, this initiative reinforces the tech shift westward from Ottawa to Waterloo. While tech leadership once resided with Nortel, […]