Archive for May 5th, 2009

Globe and Robertson Settle Copyright Class Action

The Globe and Mail and Heather Robertson have settled their 13 year old fight over the rights of freelance writers and the use of their work in electronic databases.  The case went to the Supreme Court of Canada, where a divided court ruled in favour of Robertson.  The case has […]

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The Blacklist Backlash

Further to my post last week, I have columns today in the BBC and The Mark that discuss why the placement of Canada on the Priority Watch List may backfire.  The BBC piece notes that several European countries – including Italy, Spain, Finland, and Israel – submitted briefs to the […]

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May 5, 2009 11 comments News

A Nation of Pirates?

Last week, I posted a comment suggesting that placing Canada on the Priority Watch List could backfire on the U.S.  I expand on that comment in an op-ed in The Mark, a new Canadian online news site with a Huffington Post feel that launched yesterday.

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Canadian Judge Blocks Cameras in Courtroom, Permits Twitter

The judge presiding over the criminal trial of Ottawa mayor Larry O'Brien has blocked the use of television cameras, but given the go-ahead for live blogging and the use of Twitter.

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Ten Years of Code

CATO is conducting an interesting retrospective on Larry Lessig's landmark Code book.  It begins with an essay from Declan McCullagh.  Comments to follow from Jonathan Zittrain, Adam Thierer, and Lessig himself.

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