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European Commissioner Calls for Copyright Balance

Charlie McCreevy, the European Commissioner for Internet Market and Services, has issued his annual policy strategy in which he notes that "protection of intellectual property and copyright also raises important questions of their effect on consumers" and calls for balance in that respect.

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June 22, 2006 1 comment Must Reads

UK Royal Society Goes Open Access

The Royal Society in London, the world’s oldest learned society, is going open access.  If they can do it, why can’t the Canadian funding agencies such as SSHRC?

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June 21, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Copyright and Politics

IHT carries an interesting article on the growing political pressure on politicians to adopt a balanced approach to copyright reform  It focuses on the situation in Sweden and France, where politicians from many parties are recognizing the political force of thousands of downloaders who incidentally also vote.  In Canada, those […]

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June 20, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads