Archive for August 6th, 2010

C-32’s Fair Dealing Fears Greatly Exaggerated – Hill Times Edition

This week’s Hill Times includes my op-ed on the recent Access Copyright win at the Federal Court of Appeal and how the decision demonstrates that fears about fair dealing reform in Bill C-32 are greatly exaggerated.  Text of the op-ed below.

The introduction of long-awaited copyright reform legislation has generated considerable discussion among Canadians about whether the latest bill strikes the right balance. While concern over Bill C-32’s digital lock rules has garnered the lion share of attention with expressions of concern from all opposition parties and a wide range of stakeholders, the other major issue in the bill is the extension of fair dealing – Canada’s version of fair use – to cover education, parody, and satire.  

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August 6, 2010 3 comments Columns

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

My colleague Jeremy deBeer is one of several researchers who has edited a new volume that provides a detailed look at the role of copyright on access to knowledge in Africa.  The full book is available as a free download.

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August 6, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Search Engine on the DMCA Exemptions

Search Engine covers [MP3] the new DMCA exemptions in an interesting interview with EFF’s Corynne McSherry.

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August 6, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads