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Canadian Copyright Notice-and-Notice System to Take Effect in 2015

The government today announced that there will be no additional regulations associated with the notice-and-notice rules that provide rights holders with the ability to have Internet providers forward notifications to subscribers alleging infringement. The government had delayed implementation of the rules amid a consultation on the issue. The notice-and-notice system does not require the ISP to disclose the subscriber’s personal information to the rights holder nor to takedown the content. The system, which other countries are now considering due to its effectiveness, is set to take effect on January 1, 2015.

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June 17, 2014 5 comments Must Reads

CBC’s The Current on Canadian Privacy and the New Privacy Commissioner

I appeared this morning on CBC’s The Current to discuss the state of Canadian privacy and the nomination of Daniel Therrien as the new Canadian privacy commissioner. Audio of the segment, which includes George Radwanski and Wayne Easter, here.

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June 3, 2014 2 comments Must Reads, Podcasts
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Canada Ratifies WIPO Internet Treaties

Canada has formally ratified  the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The ratification was a key part of the copyright reform process, leading to contentious debate over the Canadian approach to providing legal protection for digital locks. The treaties will enter into force on August 13, […]

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May 23, 2014 12 comments Must Reads

Government of Quebec Loses Domain Name Dispute Over Quebec.com

The Government of Quebec has lost its complaint over the domain name Quebec.com.  In a unanimous panel decision that included Copyright Board of Canada board member Nelson Landry, the government failed to demonstrate bad faith and raised questions about why it waited 15 years to launch a complaint.

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March 25, 2014 3 comments Must Reads

The Destruction of the Department of Fisheries Libraries

The Bibliocracy blog posts the results of a response to an order paper question on the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s library system with very discouraging news: massive destruction of materials and no information on what was digitized.

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January 29, 2014 6 comments Must Reads