Archive for March 9th, 2012

CBA Responds to Smear Campaign: Not a Secret Committee, No Plagiarism

The Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s IP Committee, Torys lawyer Andrew Bernstein, has sent a public letter to the thousands of IP Committee members responding to the media reports of pressure to withdraw a CBA copyright submission. The CBA letter not only debunks claims of secrecy and plagiarism, but […]

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March 9, 2012 5 comments News

Dear Parliament: Say No to the Internet Lockdown

Open Media has launched a campaign to encourage Canadians to speak out before Monday’s Bill C-11 meeting. The group makes it easy to speak out against SOPA style reforms, harms to fair dealing, and unduly restrictive digital lock rules.  Postmedia’s Sarah Schmidt covers the upcoming amendments here.

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March 9, 2012 1 comment Must Reads

Wealth Destroyers and End Game for the Copyright Modernization Act

Dwayne Winseck examines many of the copyright maximalist claims and doesn’t pull any punches: The biggest problem with all of this is not the underlying faulty economics and total absence of meaningful evidence, but rather the complete bankruptcy of the lawyers and lobbyists peddling the case. They appear to have […]

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March 9, 2012 4 comments Must Reads

Music Lobby Smears CBA Paper

The Financial Post runs my blog post responding to the false claims of plagiarism and policy laundering at the Canadian Bar Association as an op-ed in today’s paper.

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March 9, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads