Archive for December 7th, 2009

Transparency Compared: FTAA vs. ACTA

Jamie Love has a great post comparing the level of transparency during the FTAA negotiations with the ACTA talks.  Several drafts of the FTAA agreement were released to the public, refuting claims that ACTA secrecy is standard practice.

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December 7, 2009 8 comments Must Reads

Website Blocked From Repackaging MLS Data

The Globe reports on an Ontario court decision blocking an attempt to create a new website by repackaging MLS data.

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December 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Knopf on AUCC and Access Copyright

Howard Knopf reports on the upcoming negotiations between AUCC and Access Copyright.

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December 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CBC’s Spark on Canadian Copyright Reform

This week's CBC's Spark features a documentary by Julie Ireton on Canadian copyright reform (I was interviewed for the doc).

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December 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Vancouver Buskers Face SOCAN Royalty Demand

The Vancouver Sun reports on new SOCAN demands that buskers in the Vancouver transit system pay performance royalties that could run up to $1500 per year.

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December 7, 2009 13 comments Must Reads