Archive for October 14th, 2009

CFTPA Warns Against Targeting P2P in Copyright Reform

The Canadian Film and Television Production Association's copyright consultation submission includes the following comment that warns against targeting P2P as part of copyright reform: The CFTPA submits that it is almost a truism to state that the success of new business models for audiovisual content on the Internet depends on […]

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October 14, 2009 5 comments News

The Blame Canada Road Show

Rebecca Tushnet liveblogs a "debate" on Canadian IP policy in Washington, DC between recording industry lawyers on both sides of the border. Canada is described as facing a "very dark situation."

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October 14, 2009 6 comments Must Reads

Access Copyright: Reduce Fair Dealing, No Taping TV Shows or Format Shifting

The Government continues to post copyright consultation submissions (still lots to go one month after the consultation concluded) with many making for interesting reading.  Access Copyright's submission is worth noting for two reasons.  First, rather than simply arguing against flexible fair dealing, it argues that the current fair dealing provision […]

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October 14, 2009 18 comments News

Security vs. Privacy: Ottawa Citizen on Lawful Access

The Ottawa Citizen ran a detailed feature on the lawful access bills with comments from both law enforcement and privacy advocates.  Police say requiring warrants for ISP subscriber data is "harmful to public safety."

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October 14, 2009 9 comments Must Reads

Nobel Prize Winner on IP, Open Access and the Public Domain

Elinor Ostrom, this year's Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, has published on intellectual property, open access, and the public domain.

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October 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads