Archive for November, 2010

UBC Launches License Database as Access Copyright Agreement Nears Expiry

With the Access Copyright agreement expiring at the end of the December, UBC has taken a step toward walking away from the collective by establishing a license database to track the rights to various works for professors and students at the school.

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November 25, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Dutch Artists Groups Propose Full Legalization of P2P

Two Dutch artists groups have proposed full legalization of peer-to-peer activity in return for an expansion of their private copying levy from CDs and DVDs to devices that can play and record movies and music.

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November 25, 2010 6 comments Must Reads

European Parliament Passes Pro-ACTA Resolution

In a close vote of 331-294, the European Parliament has passed a resolution expressing general support for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  Insiders note that it was not a convincing or clear outcome for the EP.

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November 25, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

Jennifer Stoddart Re-Appointed as Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Jennifer Stoddart has been reappointed for an additional three years as the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.  The reappointment must be approved by the House of Commons.

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November 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

“When copyright Bill C-32 passes, I will automatically become a criminal”

Heather Mallick’s must-read column on Bill C-32 and the impact of the digital lock provisions.

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November 25, 2010 29 comments Must Reads