Archive for September 20th, 2011

c32ministerqanda.pdf

c32ministerqanda.pdf

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September 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled General

Government Introduces Omnibus Crime Bill Without Lawful Access Provisions

The government is introducing its omnibus crime today and it appears that the lawful access provisions will not be a part of it. The Department of Justice release includes no reference to the lawful access bills. While there is every reason to believe lawful access will be introduced some time […]

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September 20, 2011 10 comments Must Reads

Is the Digital Economy Strategy Dead?

Industry Minister Christian Paradis gave a speech today at the Wireless Canada Technology Showcase. The talk included references to forthcoming copyright reform, the reintroduction of privacy reforms (formerly Bill C-29), and plans to move forward with spectrum auctions. It also talks about the importance of the digital economy and digital […]

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September 20, 2011 7 comments Must Reads

Dealing With the Access Copyright Opt-Out: The Rest of the Story

The Canadian Press ran a story last week on the transition away from Access Copyright at Canadian universities. The transition was always going to require an adjustment given the clear commitment at the universities to respect copyright and obtain permission where required (a process facing delays due to the Access Copyright’s opposition to transactional licences). The article includes a quote from Professor Jeremy Richards, a geology professor at the University of Alberta, who indicates that he had stopped handing out some materials out of copyright concerns.

After the article was published, I contacted Professor Richards to learn more about his experience. Professor Richards has featured several posts on Access Copyright on his blog that have been sharply critical of the lack of support from the University of Alberta for faculty in making the transition. It turns out he is supportive of opting-out of Access Copyright but rightly expects the university to provide support for faculty.

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September 20, 2011 10 comments News

Government Provides Details on Do-Not-Call Enforcement

The government has provided new insights into enforcement of the do-not-call list. In response to questions on the order paper from Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, Industry Minister Christian Paradis provides the background information on the Telus settlement with the CRTC over automated calling as well as specific numbers (as of […]

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September 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads