Archive for February 18th, 2010

Knopf With 21 Reasons Canadian Copyright Law Is Stronger Than The U.S.

Howard Knopf has an absolute must-read post that lists 21 reasons why Canadian copyright law is already stronger than the U.S.  Knopf's list includes the existence of the private copying levy,  neighbouring rights, movie theatre payments for exhibiting films, moral rights, the fact that broadcasters pay more copyright royalties and […]

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February 18, 2010 26 comments News

Australian Copyright Agency Spends More Salaries Than Creators

The Australian reports that Australia's Copyright Agency Limited spent more last year on staff salaries that it allocated to authors and artists.

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February 18, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Free Software Foundation Submission on USTR Special 301

The Free Software Foundation has posted its submission to the USTR Special 301 consultation, warning against anti-circumvention legislation and urging the U.S. government to stop "using such laws as a negotiating stick."

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February 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

IT Business on Conference Board of Canada IP Reports

IT Business covers the release of the new Conference Board of Canada report on intellectual property.

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February 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Angus: What We Don’t Know About ACTA

NDP MP Charlie Angus has an opinion piece in the Mark News on ACTA, arguing "the government has no mandate to negotiate away our domestic rules for protecting copyright."

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February 18, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads