Archive for April 9th, 2010

The Final Copyright Consultation Numbers: No Repeat Of Bill C-61

The copyright consultation concluded last fall and it seems worth reminding Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore and Industry Minister Tony Clement what Canadians had to say when they asked for their opinion on copyright reform.  It has taken some time to calculate the final numbers as the government conducted a review to ensure that all were properly posted. There were ultimately more than 8,300 submissions – more than any government consultation in recent memory – with the overwhelming majority rejecting Bill C-61 (6138 submissions against, 54 in support), while thousands called for flexible fair dealing and a link between copyright infringement and anti-circumvention rules.

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April 9, 2010 22 comments News

The Economist on Copyright: Shorter Terms, Expanded Fair Use

The Economist has a must-read editorial on copyright, arguing that the law has swung too far toward being restrictive. It argues for shortened copyright terms, renewal requirements, and expanded fair use.

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April 9, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

Analysis of ACTA Under Australian Law

Kimberlee Weatherall has posted an exceptional detailed analysis of the proposed ACTA provisions on Australian law.

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