Post Tagged with: "copyright"

Canada – Australia IP and Cyberlaw Conference

Some blog readers may know that the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law hosts an annual IP and Cyberlaw conference each fall.  In previous years, we've held a comparative Canada – U.S. conference and last year hosted a "global conversation" on Internet law issues featuring speakers from around the world […]

Read more ›

August 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Stand Up

The CD version of Stand Up, the latest release from the Dave Matthews Band, contains copy control technology that is ostensibly designed to limit or prevent copying. The technology doesn't do a particularly good job at stopping copying, however, though it is very good at annoying consumers. Artists don't appear […]

Read more ›

August 19, 2005 5 comments News

Broadcasters Object to Bill C-60

Add another major group to the list of those concerned with Bill C-60, Canada's copyright reform bill.  The Canadian Association of Braodcasters, which represents private television and radio broadcasters, has gone public with its objections to the bill.  They are apparently disappointed that the government did not address the ephemeral […]

Read more ›

August 19, 2005 6 comments News

Under Pressure

Readers of this blog may recall my June response to Graham Henderson of CRIA, who wrote a letter to the editor in which he suggested that I have a "vendetta against the recording industry" and exhibit an attack dog mentality.  The Ryerson Review of Journalism has just published an article […]

Read more ›

August 10, 2005 2 comments News

The Failure of Canada’s Private Copying System

Following on CRIA's pledge not to sue consumers who copy their CDs onto iPods or computer hard drives, my regular Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) reflects on the recent decision by the Canadian Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that upheld the legality of […]

Read more ›

August 8, 2005 1 comment Columns