Archive for October 27th, 2010

Consultation Lays Bare Divide Over Future of Canadian Book Industry

Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry into the electronic book market.  The review caught many by surprise, with some left wondering why any government intervention was needed for another offering in the popular iTunes store.

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) notes the answer lies in Canada’s longstanding cultural policy and the significant protections it establishes over the publication, distribution and sale of books.  These include restrictions on foreign entry into the Canadian marketplace that reserve majority ownership for Canadians on the premise that an open market would hamper the ability of Canadian authors, publishers and booksellers to compete.

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The Art of Selling Chocolate: Remarks on Copyright’s Domain

IP Osgoode posts on University of Toronto law professor Abraham Drassinower’s contribution to From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda his article The Art of Selling Chocolate: Remarks on Copyright’s Domain. The article features an exhaustive analysis of Justice Michel Bastrache’s opinion in the Euro-Excellence […]

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Wire Report on Radical Extremism to Balanced Copyright Book

The Wire Report features a story, including a question and answer transcript of an interview with me, on From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda.

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Consultation Lays Bare Divide Over Future of Canadian Book Industry

Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 24, 2010 as Laying Bare the Divide of Future of Book Industry Late this summer, as thousands of Canadians were playing with their coveted new Apple iPads, the government quietly disclosed that it was conducting a regulatory review of Apple and its entry […]

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