Archive for May, 2009

C-SPAN Says It Won’t Sue Conservatives Over Ignatieff Footage

The Ottawa Citizen reports that the U.S. public affairs network C-SPAN has said that it will not sue the Conservatives over the use of its footage in the recent ads targeting Michael Ignatieff.

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May 29, 2009 5 comments Must Reads

Debating The ECPA

IT World Canada covers the growing debate over the Electronic Commerce Protection Act, with a mini-debate between Barry Sookman and me over the implications of the bill.  Sookman expresses concern that an attempt to buy additional software licences might render the purchaser a spammer (as if the vendor is going […]

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May 29, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Conference Board Recalls All Three IP Reports

The Conference Board of Canada has just announced that it is recalling all three IP reports that it issued last week.  It says that "an internal review has determined that these reports did not follow the high quality research standards of The Conference Board of Canada." Update: Jesse Brown interviewed […]

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May 28, 2009 56 comments News

Conference Board Recalls All Three IP Reports

The Conference Board of Canada has just announced that it is recalling all three IP reports that it issued last week.  It says that "an internal review has determined that these reports did not follow the high quality research standards of The Conference Board of Canada." Update: Jesse Brown interviewed […]

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May 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Cambridge Study on DRM and Freedom of Expression

Patricia Akester of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge has released a comprehensive empirical study on the effects of DRM on copyright exceptions relied upon by libraries, educators, and consumers.  The study is interesting because it includes interviews with all the major players […]

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May 28, 2009 3 comments News