Archive for August, 2009

RCMP Shuts Down Counterfeit Drug Ring

CTV reports that the RCMP has dismantled a counterfeit prescription drug ring in the Montreal area. This is good news and yet more evidence that the current law can – and should – address counterfeiting that raises health and safety concerns.

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August 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Ethics of Downloading Music You Already Own

The Toronto Star considers the ethics of downloading music you already own.

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August 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Bill Patry Back With Book and Blog

Bill Patry, Google's copyright counsel and one of the leading global authorities on the subject, is back with a new book and a blog.  His previous blog was an absolute must-read on all-things copyright.

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August 8, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

CIRPA Changes Name to CIMA

CIRPA, the Canadian Independent Record Production Association, has changed its name to the Canadian Independent Music Association, reflecting the change in the business.

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August 8, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Writers’ Union of Canada Chair on Copyright Reform

In a letter to the editor at the Globe, the Erna Paris rejects fair dealing, saying instead "the government must legislate a win-win system of collective licensing." Update: Note that Ms. Paris has posted a comment in this thread clarifying that the Writers Union does not reject fair dealing as […]

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August 7, 2009 16 comments Must Reads