Archive for October 25th, 2009

Government Commits to Withdrawing Lobby Spyware Changes

Bill C-27, the anti-spam bill, is nearly through the Industry Committee with a limited number of changes.  The Liberals have already stated that they would not be bringing forward the amendments promoted by the copyright lobby that would have permitted unauthorized access to personal computers in some situations.  The same […]

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October 25, 2009 4 comments News

Canadian Musicians vs. Canadian Recording Industry Spokesperson

The government continues to play catch-up with the copyright consultation submissions (my submission appeared on Friday).  It has just posted two interesting contrasting submissions: the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, actual Canadian musicians who warn against DMCA-style reforms and Don Hogarth, CRIA's communication person, who warns against people who warn against […]

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October 25, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Ontario Government To Cover Retroactive Access Copyright Bills

The Ontario Ministry of Education has reportedly agreed to pay about $16 million in retroactive copyright fees to Access Copyright.  The fees arise as a result of a recent Copyright Board decision.

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October 25, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Amazon Appeals Patent Board Decision on One-Click

Amazon.com has filed an appeal with the Federal Court over a recent Canada Patent Appeal Board decision that rejected its one-click patent.

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October 25, 2009 3 comments Must Reads