Archive for November 10th, 2010

In Search of A Compromise on Copyright

Last week marked the return of the copyright debate to the House of Commons as Bill C-32 entered second reading.  Six months after its introduction, it became immediately apparent that all three opposition parties will be seeking changes to the bill in return for their support. My op-ed in the Hill Times (Hill Times version, homepage version) notes that three issues stand out as the most contentious: digital locks, fair dealing reform, and the extension of the private copying levy.

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore was quick to criticize opposition concerns, but garnering the requisite votes to pass the legislation will require compromise.  The good news is that there may be a path to finding common ground on each issue.

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November 10, 2010 41 comments Columns

In Search of A Compromise on Copyright

Appeared in the Hill Times on November 8, 2010 as In Search of a Compromise on Copyright Last week marked the return of the copyright debate to the House of Commons as Bill C-32 entered second reading. Six months after its introduction, it became immediately apparent that all three opposition […]

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CPCC: Conservative Party “Hate People Who Make Art”

David Basskin, a director with the Canadian Private Copying Collective, offers startling comments regarding Bill C-32, stating that “we’re really at a loss to understand the capacity of the Conservative party to hate people who make art.”

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November 10, 2010 6 comments Must Reads

European Parliament Crowdsources Draft ACTA Resolution

Several Members of the European Parliament have posted a draft resolution on ACTA and encouraged the public to provide feedback.

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November 10, 2010 1 comment Must Reads