Post Tagged with: "copyright"

The Next Chapter of the WWW

The NY Times runs a noteworthy article on the exceptional growth of user generated content. Described as "the next chapter of the WWW", the article calls attention to the abundance of user-generated content including online games, desktop video and citizen journalism sites.

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June 29, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Industry and Heritage

Question period in the House of Commons today, the last of the session, featured the following exchange:

"Ms. Bev Oda (Durham, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Canada has a world class Internet infrastructure in our schools but the heritage minister's new copyright legislation makes it restrictive, onerous and possibly more costly for schools, teachers and students to download on-line educational material.

This legislation will make routine classroom activities illegal. Why do the government and the minister want to make our students and teachers pay more for materials they are using now or make them criminals under a new copyright law?

Hon. Liza Frulla (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the hon. opposition member knows very well that we promised to table the copyright law in June, which we did. We also said that as far as the education matter is concerned, we will study it and focus on it solely after second reading of the bill. We will study the education matter because it does not have consensus.

I also want to say to my hon. critic that children can be in school but once they become researchers and authors, they also to have their copyrights reserved and paid for."

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June 29, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Coldplay and Copyright

I spent nearly three hours this morning doing a CBC syndication wheel. For those that are not familiar with this, you sit in a room and CBC radio stations from across the country take turns calling you for six minute interviews all of which feature the same opening but often veer off in different directions.

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June 23, 2005 1 comment News

Copyright Reform Bill Coming Monday

It has taken some time, but it appears that the Canadian government is now ready to introduce its copyright reform bill. The bill, which is being introduced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, has been placed on the Order Paper for Monday, June 20th.

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June 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Wishful Thinking

The Globe and Mail's Jack Kapica has posted in an interesting story on a recent appearance on Canada AM by CRIA President Graham Henderson. Discussing the upcoming copyright bill, Henderson told viewers that "That there is no question that there is language in this proposed bill that is going to […]

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June 10, 2005 Comments are Disabled News