Archive for December 13th, 2010

C-32 Legislative Committee Discussion Marked By Copyright Confusion

Today’s Bill C-32 Legislative committee hearing, which featured only two witnesses, may have marked a new low given the amount of confusion and misinformation coming from MPs and witnesses.  The panel should have delivered a good debate on C-32 and fair dealing given the presence of the Canadian Teachers Federation […]

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December 13, 2010 18 comments News

Open Government: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy

Last week I had the opportunity to appear before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy to discuss open government. My comments – and many of the questions that followed – focused on crown copyright and access to information.  The committee hearing stream can be found here.  My opening statement is posted below.

Appearance before the Standing Committee on Ethics, Accountability & Privacy
December 9, 2010

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December 13, 2010 8 comments Committees, News

More Schools Backing Away from Access Copyright

As the fight over the proposed Access Copyright interim tariff heats up (Howard Knopf offers links to must-read submissions from many objectors), more Canadian schools are gearing up for life without the copyright collective.  Medicine Hat College posted a notice about leaving on Friday, while Ryerson has advised faculty that […]

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