Post Tagged with: "copyright"

Corus on the Cost of Copyright

Earlier this month I blogged about a Copyright Board decision on commercial radio royalty rates that represented a big win for the collectives and a big loss for commercial radio stations.  How big?  Today Corus Entertainment, one of Canada's leading radio networks, announced that the new royalty rates will cost […]

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October 25, 2005 2 comments News

Mossberg on TPMs

Earlier this year I wrote a column on technological protection measures, arguing that we should be thinking about protection from TPMs, rather than protection for TPMs.  That view is echoed by several other professors in the In the Public Interest book, but has led to the responses from Graham Henderson […]

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October 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Australia’s High Court Delivers Some Copyright Lessons for Canada

The Australian High Court today delivered a landmark copyright decision involving "mod chips" and Sony PlayStations.  The case goes to the heart of anti-circumvention provisions that create very contentious proposals in Bill C-60 here in Canada.  At issue in the Australian case was whether mod-chips, used to modify the Sony […]

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October 6, 2005 5 comments News

Coming Clean on Copyright

My regular Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) notes that with House of Commons now back to business, a parliamentary committee will be formed in the coming weeks to conduct hearings on Bill C-60.  While much of the public' s attention in recent days has focused on […]

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October 2, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Onion, CRIA Edition

While we were participating in a great launch of In the Public Interest, CRIA was across town promoting two new surveys that seek to link seemingly all teenager problems and recording industry woes with file sharing.  It is tempting to conduct a detailed analysis on how off-base these two new […]

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September 30, 2005 4 comments News