Archive for March 19th, 2009

NBC Shuts Down Battlestar Galactica Finale Fundraiser

The Torontoist reports that NBC Universal has shut down plans by a Toronto theatre to show the series finale of Battlestar Galactica on the big screen.  The Fox Theatre had obtained verbal permission for the presentation and had been selling tickets for the event.  A portion of the proceeds were […]

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March 19, 2009 6 comments Must Reads

MIT Adopts University-Wide Open Access Mandate

Open Access News reports that MIT has adopted a university-wide open access mandate.  The vote in favour was unanimous.

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VANOC Uses Copyright To Target Ticket Re-Seller

The CBC reports that Vancouver Olympic organizers have filed suit against a B.C. ticket re-seller.  Without a ticket re-sale law in the province, VANOC is using copyright and consumer protection legislation.

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Charlie V Twittering at Halftime

Charlie Villaneuva, the former Raptor, is taking some heat from his coach for twittering at halftime of an NBA game.

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Tell Me Lies

This evening I participated in a lively, well-attended forum on copyright in Toronto.  Hosted by MP Olivia Chow, the panel included MP Charlie Angus, Victoria Owen (representing the Canadian Library Association), Stephen Waddell (ACTRA), and Don Quarles (Songwriters).  A streamed version of the event should soon be available here.

While the discussion covered a range of issues and featured some important revelations which I'll address soon in a separate post, I thought that I would post my opening remarks.  I used as my starting point Clay Shirky's terrific post on the weekend about newspapers and applied some of his thoughts to Canadian copyright.  My prepared remarks:

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