Archive for December 3rd, 2009

Private Member’s Bill on Copyright Coming?

The Toronto Sun reports that anti-counterfeiting lawyer Lorne Lipkus believes that a Private Member's bill focusing on expanded copyright will be introduced shortly.  There is no word on which MP is working with copyright lobbyists, but the bill will apparently including tougher sentences and increased seizure powers at the border.

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December 3, 2009 11 comments Must Reads

CARFAC Seeking Royalty For Images on National Gallery Website

The National Post reports that CARFAC, which represents Canadian visual artists, has filed a complaint against the National Gallery of Canada.  CARFAC is seeking a new royalty for the use of members' works on the National Gallery website.

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December 3, 2009 9 comments Must Reads

Access to Medicines Bill Clears Second Reading

C-393, a Private Member's bill designed to improve the current access to medicines legislation, has passed second reading in the House of Commons.  I wrote about the problems with the current system earlier this year.

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December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

ECPA Receives First Reading in the Senate

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act received first reading in the Senate on Monday with plans for second reading tomorrow.  It will then go to the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications for review.

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December 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Rogers Sues Bell Over Ad Claims

Facing an advertising lawsuit of its own, Rogers has filed suit against Bell over its wireless advertising claims.  Rogers notes that Bell has virtually no customers on its new network and cannot substantiate reliability claims.

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December 3, 2009 2 comments Must Reads