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Copyright the Canadian Way

This week’s Hill Times features an op-ed by Sara Bannerman that explores the Canadian history of fighting for independent copyright policies.  Bannerman notes that Bill C-32 “is more like a Canadian version of the American Digital Millennium Copyright Act than a made-in-Canada solution to copyright in the digital age.” Bannerman’s piece is adapted from her chapter in From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda and is one of several pieces that provide much-needed historical context to the current round of reforms.

Bannerman’s article notes that virtually from the moment of confederation, Canada has grappled with contentious copyright reform issues.  Reform efforts have invariably come as a response to international pressures, with the United Kingdom exerting significant influence over the early attempts to craft a genuine made-in-Canada copyright law.  Bannerman also places the spotlight on the challenges Canada has faced with international copyright treaties, with attitudes that have ranged from outright rejection to strong support.

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October 25, 2010 7 comments News

Bannerman on Copyright Timelines

Sara Bannerman has two great posts on the historical timelines on Canadian copyright reform and its implementation of international copyright treaties.

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March 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Bannerman on the ACTA Choice

Sara Bannerman has an interesting post on whether to participate or walk away from ACTA.

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November 19, 2009 2 comments Must Reads

Canadian Music Piracy Claims, Circa 1897

BoingBoing points to a NY Times article from 1897 discussing claims from the U.S. music publisher industry about "Canadian pirates."  Earlier this year, I sat on the doctoral committee of Sara Bannerman, who has written a remarkable dissertation that traces the pressure Canada faced on copyright from both the U.S. […]

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April 27, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Bannerman on Canada and the WIPO Development Agenda

Sara Bannerman has posted her latest article examining the Canadian position at WIPO on the Development Agenda.

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August 28, 2008 1 comment Must Reads