Archive for June 6th, 2011

The Copyright Pressure Points: What Next for Canadian Copyright

The government delivered its Speech from the Throne on Friday, which included a commitment to “introduce and seek swift passage of copyright legislation that balances the needs of creators and users.” This should come as no surprise – as I posted last month, the reintroduction of Bill C-32 is by […]

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June 6, 2011 10 comments News

CRTC Launches Online Consultation on Wholesale Internet Services

The CRTC has launched an online consultation in advance of next month’s hearing on wholesale Internet services. The consult poses four main questions and invites the public to respond by June 24th.

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June 6, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Australian Music, Software Groups Back Away From Internet Termination

The Australian Content Industry Group, which includes the music industry’s anti-piracy arm and the book, computer software and video game industries, has backed away from a call for a three strikes system leading to termination of Internet accounts. The group is still calling for “mitigation measures” but says loss of […]

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June 6, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

Canadian Government Departments “Hoarding Copyrights”

A new report finds that Canadian government departments are hoarding hundreds of patents and copyrights each year in violation of the government’s own IP policy.

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Canadian Heritage Dropped Plans for Digital Transition Video Contest

Matthew Kupfer reports that Canadian Heritage developed plans for a video contest to increase public awareness of the forthcoming digital television transition. The plans were dropped after fears the contest might be viewed negatively.

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