Archive for November 7th, 2011

Why Copyright Reform Is Not the Cure for What Ails the Music Industry

This weekend, I was pleased to deliver a keynote address at the Nova Scotia Music Week conference. While groups like CRIA (Music Canada) position themselves as industry-wide representatives, discussions with many in the industry in Nova Scotia revealed considerable disagreement. My talk – Why Copyright Reform Is Not the Cure for What Ails the Music Industry  – focused on CRIA’s conventional talking points and assessed Bill C-11 provisions on statutory damages, ISP liability, the enabler provision, and digital locks. See this post for links to the supporting documents, additional articles and sources on each issue.

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November 7, 2011 5 comments Conferences, News, Video

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 24: Federation Etudiante Universitaire du Quebec

The Federation of University Students of Quebec represents 15 member associations and roughly 125,000 students in Quebec.  In its submission on Bill C-32, it added its voice to the criticism of digital lock rules, noting that the regulation making process for new exceptions is insufficient and that new exceptions should […]

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November 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled News

What’s the Justification for Warrantless Access to Customer Information?

David Fraser has a great post on lawful access and the government’s inability to “come up with a shred of a justification” for mandatory disclosure of personal information under lawful access.

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November 7, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

CANARIE Makes Its Case For a Mandate Renewal

CANARIE, which supports Canada’s research and education networks, appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance to make the case for mandate renewal. President and CEO Jim Roche’s opening remarks can be found here (I am a member of the CANARIE board).

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November 7, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads