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Copyright Consultation Provides Blueprint for Reform

Appeared in the Hill Times on November 2, 2009 as Copyright Consultation Provides Blueprint for Reform This past summer, Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore successfully completed the first national public consultation on copyright policy in eight years. While there were a few inevitable hiccups, the […]

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November 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Clement on the State of Canadian Copyright Law

The Hill Times runs a special section on copyright in its upcoming issue.  I've contributed a piece on the lessons we can draw from the copyright consultation that I'll post shortly, but in the meantime there is an important interview with Industry Minister Tony Clement.  Of particular note is his […]

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October 31, 2009 11 comments News

Canadian Musicians vs. Canadian Recording Industry Spokesperson

The government continues to play catch-up with the copyright consultation submissions (my submission appeared on Friday).  It has just posted two interesting contrasting submissions: the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, actual Canadian musicians who warn against DMCA-style reforms and Don Hogarth, CRIA's communication person, who warns against people who warn against […]

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October 25, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

CBC’s 22 Minutes on Canadian Copyright Reform

Last night's 22 Minutes on CBC had a must-see segment parodying some of the arguments for Canadian copyright reform.

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October 21, 2009 5 comments News

CFTPA Warns Against Targeting P2P in Copyright Reform

The Canadian Film and Television Production Association's copyright consultation submission includes the following comment that warns against targeting P2P as part of copyright reform: The CFTPA submits that it is almost a truism to state that the success of new business models for audiovisual content on the Internet depends on […]

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October 14, 2009 5 comments News