Post Tagged with: "fair dealing"

A New Copyright Pledge

As Members of Parliament prepare to return to Ottawa, some have responded to the thousands of letters sent last month out of concern for a Canadian DMCA.  While the responses vary by party (many are posted on the Facebook group), all generally note their concern with copyright balance and a […]

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January 14, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Appropriation Art on Copyright Reform

Appropriation Art, a coalition that represents hundreds of artists, curators, and arts organizations, has posted public letters to Ministers Prentice and Verner.  The coalition focuses on three principles: fair access to copyrighted material, the need for certainty of access, and anti-circumvention laws should not outlaw creative access.

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January 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Copyright Reform Op-Eds From Coast to Coast

There are two very important op-eds today on copyright reform in the Canadian media.  Charles Moore, a freelance writer from Nova Scotia, argues in the Moncton Times and Transcript that the "Government is Wrong-Headed on Copyright." The article characterizes the DMCA as "one of the most regressive pieces of legislation […]

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January 7, 2008 15 comments News

Copyright Reform Op-Eds From Coast to Coast

There are two very important op-eds today on copyright reform in the Canadian media.  Charles Moore, a freelance writer from Nova Scotia, argues in the Moncton Times and Transcript that the "Government is Wrong-Headed on Copyright." The article characterizes the DMCA as "one of the most regressive pieces of legislation […]

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January 7, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Why Canada Needs More Flexible Fair Dealing

Several people have pointed to the excellent new report from the Center for Social Media on quoting copyrighted material in user-generated video.  The report provides another illustration of why Canada needs more flexible fair dealing since some of the fair uses would not be applicable here.  In other words, Canadians […]

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January 4, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads