Archive for June 4th, 2012

Toews Draws False Link Between Magnotta Investigation and Lawful Access

As the search for Luka Magnotta continues, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews has used the case as an opportunity to claim that Bill C-30 would have helped with the investigation. According to Toews, the Internet surveillance legislation would be helpful – “Certainly, that’s what the police have told me – […]

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June 4, 2012 20 comments News

Provinces Express Concern Over Impact of CETA IP Provisions

The Canadian Press reports that several provinces have written to the federal government to express concern over the Canada – EU Trade Agreement intellectual property provisions and the potential increase in drug costs that may result. The provinces are demanding compensation of Canada caves to EU demands on drug patents.

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June 4, 2012 2 comments Must Reads

Copyright Board Ruling Attracts Global Attention

A recent Copyright Board of Canada ruling that establishes a second tariff for music played at weddings, parades, and other events is attracting international attention. Howard Knopf assesses the multiple payments now required for music played at a single event.

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June 4, 2012 3 comments Must Reads

Ottawa Citizen Covers Access Copyright Model Licence

The Ottawa Citizen covers the decision being faced by the University of Ottawa and Carleton University over whether to sign the Access Copyright model licence.

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