Archive for October, 2010

The Vatican Speaks out on Intellectual Property

The Vatican has spoken out against unduly aggressive intellectual property protection. In a statement at the World Intellectual Property Organization, it noted “on the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, especially in the field […]

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October 25, 2010 7 comments Must Reads

B.C. Hotel Management School Students Sued for Posting Newspaper Articles

Students at the Imperial Hotel Management College Inc. have been sued by Righthaven over posting of an article first published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  The posting credited the newspaper for the information.

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October 25, 2010 4 comments Must Reads

Angus Files Petition, Comments on C-32 & Digital Locks

This week NDP MP Charlie Angus used debate on the anti-spam bill to sound off on copyright reform and Bill C-32: the present government’s plan with digital locks would actually lock down content unnecessarily and criminalize individuals who have legal rights, for example, librarians or blind people who need to […]

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October 22, 2010 7 comments News

Bill C-32’s Second Reading Delayed to November 2nd

Sources say that second reading of Bill C-32 has been delayed by one week with November 2nd now the likely date for debate in the House of Commons.

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October 22, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

European Court of Justice Strikes Down Private Copying Levy

The European Court of Justice has ruled against a private copying levy in Spain, concluding that it cannot be “”imposed indiscriminately.”

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October 21, 2010 1 comment Must Reads