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Why Copyright Reform Is Not the Cure for What Ails the Music Industry

This weekend, I was pleased to deliver a keynote address at the Nova Scotia Music Week conference. While groups like CRIA (Music Canada) position themselves as industry-wide representatives, discussions with many in the industry in Nova Scotia revealed considerable disagreement. My talk – Why Copyright Reform Is Not the Cure for What Ails the Music Industry  – focused on CRIA’s conventional talking points and assessed Bill C-11 provisions on statutory damages, ISP liability, the enabler provision, and digital locks. See this post for links to the supporting documents, additional articles and sources on each issue.

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November 7, 2011 5 comments Conferences, News, Video

Canada’s National Digital Strategy: Hidden in Plain Sight

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of delivering a keynote address at the Cybera Summit in Banff, Alberta.  The conference focused on a wide range of cutting edge technology and network issues.  My opening keynote discussed Canada digital economy legal strategy. While the formal digital strategy has yet to be revealed, I argued that the digital economy legal strategy is largely set with legislative plans touching on lawful access, privacy, online marketing, and copyright.

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October 25, 2011 6 comments Conferences, Keynote Speaking, Video

ALDE Hearing on ACTA in Brussels

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to participate in a hearing on ACTA in Brussels sponsored by Members of the European Parliament Alexander Alvaro and Marietje Schaake.  Other participants included Luc Devigne, the head of the European ACTA delegation, and representatives from eBay and EuroISPA.  The full video of the hearing is posted below.  My presentation begins just after the 5:00 minute mark.

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April 29, 2010 4 comments Committees, News, Video

FCC Workshop on Open Internet

Yesterday I appeared as a panelist in an FCC Open Internet workshop in Seattle.  For more details, see  Workshop: Approaches to Preserving the Open Internet. Media coverage of the event here.

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April 29, 2010 1 comment Committees, Must Reads, Video

Canadian Copyfight Lecture in Vancouver

BCCLA, in partnership with the UBC School of Journalism and the Tyee, hosted my lecture on the Canadian Copyfight at the Wise Hall in Vancouver. The entire lecture is available on YouTube as a playlist of eight individual clips.

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October 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled Video