Archive for July 22nd, 2009

Calgary Copyright Roundtable Participants

Sources advise that the following groups attended yesterday's copyright consultation roundtable: Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Library Association, Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Shaw, Retail Council of Canada, Canadian Publishers Council, Digital Alberta, University of Calgary Student's Union.  The audio of the roundtable should be posted later this week.

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July 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Tracking the Copyright Consultation Online Discussion Forum

While the government has yet to post submissions to the copyright consultation, the online discussion forum has been active.  University of Ottawa law student Frances Munn will be tracking the discussion and providing regular updates.  Her first report, current to the morning of July 22nd and grouped into the five questions, is posted below (note that the number of responses is cumulative).

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July 22, 2009 3 comments News

Tracking the Copyright Consultation Online Discussion Forum

While the government has yet to post submissions to the copyright consultation, the online discussion forum has been active.  University of Ottawa law student Frances Munn will be tracking the discussion and providing regular updates.  Her first report, current to the morning of July 22nd and grouped into the five questions, is posted below (note that the number of responses is cumulative).

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July 22, 2009 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Copyright Consultation Coverage: Submissions, Media, Letters

Submissions to the copyright consultation are beginning to pop-up.  I posted my short answer earlier today and there are additional online postings here, here, and here as well as a sample letter from the Canadian Coalition for Electronic Rights.  Meanwhile, there is media coverage from Torontoist, Sun Media, and the […]

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July 22, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Yet Another Call for An ISP Levy

Marian Hebb writes an op-ed in the Georgia Straight calling for a collective rights model for written materials found online, arguing that it "would likely mean a small subscription increase, payable by users to their Internet service provider, to cover most copyright material they can download freely from the Internet." 

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July 22, 2009 15 comments Must Reads