Archive for August 16th, 2010

ACTA Talks Resume: Round Ten Opens Today in Washington

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks resume today as Round Ten opens in Washington, DC. The full agenda indicates that all the issues will be addressed along with discussions of many smaller matters that have been left until the end.  Following the last round in Lucerne, Switzerland (which only concluded 47 […]

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August 16, 2010 7 comments News

SOCAN Seeks Leave to Appeal Fair Dealing Decision

SOCAN has filed a motion for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the case involving fair dealing and online music previews.  The Federal Court of Appeal upheld the Copyright Board’s ruling that such previews could be viewed as consumer research and qualify for fair dealing consideration.

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August 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Meera Nair on Access Copyright and Fair Dealing

“The fact that the material is copyrighted is not what entitles it to payment. Fair dealing should be given consideration before the cheques are written.” Read the full post.

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August 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

NY Times on The Power of Open Data

The NY Times has an interesting article on the power of open data, noting progress on Alzheimer’s that is a function of scientists worldwide openly sharing data.

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August 16, 2010 2 comments Must Reads