Post Tagged with: "format shifting"

Del Mastro on Format Shifting

Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro offers up one of the oddest copyright analogies during the C-11 debate, likening format shifting to socks and shoes.

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May 16, 2012 13 comments Must Reads

Cdn Music Industry Assoc Chair: Format Shifting, User Generated Content Keep Piracy Sites Going

J.P. Ellson, the Chair of the Canadian Council of Music Industry Association and board member of the industry’s Balanced Copyright for Canada site, makes some rather surprising claims in a post urging Canadians to join the BCFC cause.  After the usual industry talking points on C-32, Ellson implausibly argues: Among […]

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September 15, 2010 71 comments News

UK Launches Copyright Consultation on Exceptions

The UK has launched a new copyright consultation on exceptions.  The consultation notably recommends against a narrow format shifting exception, arguing instead that something far bigger is needed.  It states "we would however encourage the EU to look at options that benefit consumers, including the possibility of a broad exception […]

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December 14, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Access Copyright: Reduce Fair Dealing, No Taping TV Shows or Format Shifting

The Government continues to post copyright consultation submissions (still lots to go one month after the consultation concluded) with many making for interesting reading.  Access Copyright's submission is worth noting for two reasons.  First, rather than simply arguing against flexible fair dealing, it argues that the current fair dealing provision […]

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October 14, 2009 18 comments News

Brad Fox on Format Shifting

Brad Fox posts part two of his copyright reform series, calling for protection for time shifting.  Fox argues that if "platforms close for consumers, they close for creators as well."

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August 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads