Post Tagged with: "copyright"

On the Legislative Front

For those not closely tracking Hansard and government releases, there have been some noteworthy developments and non-developments in recent days.  Bill C-37, the do-not-call bill, is racing through the Senate.  The bill is already at second reading with some commentary from the Senators.  No word on whether additional hearings on […]

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October 28, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Real Story Behind Statscan’s Recording Industry Numbers

Statistics Canada is out today with a report on the state of the recording industry.  The news is not good as the government' s statistics agency reports that the Canadian recording industry experienced its worst performance in six years in 2003. While this is old news – similar numbers have […]

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October 26, 2005 2 comments News

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