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Canada Introduces New Copyright Bill

As expected, this afternoon the federal government introduced its copyright reform bill (UPDATE: Bill C-60 is now available online). In this age of instant analysis, new legislation does not work particularly well since it requires considerable study and scrutiny to develop a full sense of its implications.

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June 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Culture and Ownership

No one does a better job of separating Canadian culture fact from fiction than the Globe and Mail’s Kate Taylor. Last week I pointed to her column on the state of Canadian television. This week her column is again a must-read. She examines the impact of the Famous Players theatre […]

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June 19, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Library Association Endorses Open Access

As the Canadian government introduces copyright legislation this week that will ultimately limit access to information, Peter Suber's spectacular Open Access News notes that this weekend the Canadian Library Association provided an important step in the right direction by endorsing a resolution on open access. The full resolution reads as follows:

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June 19, 2005 1 comment News

Who Supports Canadian Artists?

Among the winners and losers of yesterday’s CRTC pay radio decision, there is little doubt that Canadian artists emerged as the big winners. How big? Between the Siruis and XM bids, they’re in line to receive $40 million in funding for various artists programs in Canada over the next seven […]

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June 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright Reform Bill Coming Monday

It has taken some time, but it appears that the Canadian government is now ready to introduce its copyright reform bill. The bill, which is being introduced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, has been placed on the Order Paper for Monday, June 20th.

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June 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled News