Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda appeared before the Canadian Heritage Standing Committee last week and was asked directly about the timing of a new copyright bill. The exchange: Belanger (Lib.) – Madame Minister, is it still your intention to introduce legislation on copyrights this fall, or are we now looking […]
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Reports from Geneva indicate that five days of discussion at WIPO has led to a compromise on the proposed Broadcasting Treaty with a two-track approach that removes highly contentious webcast provisions from the conventional broadcast treaty. While this is good news, the entire broadcast treaty is a solution in search […]
I am pleased to announce that I will be delivering the 2006 Hart House Lecture at the University of Toronto on March 30, 2006. The title of my lecture is Our Own Creative Land: Cultural Monopoly and the Trouble With Copyright. Organizers are printing a copy of the lecture, which […]
While Sam Bulte provides some election answers, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada has posed a series of new questions to the political parties. I must admit that I find the questions incredibly disappointing. The AUCC chose to ask essentially the same question in nine different ways. That […]