Post Tagged with: "parody"

Canadian Gov’t Convinces German ISP To Shut Down Environmental Parody Sites

The Canadian government has convinced a German ISP to shut down two environmental parody sites that were developed by the "Yes Men" and garnered considerable attention during the Copenhagen climate conference.  The ISP complied with the request without seeking a court order first and in the process blocked an additional […]

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December 30, 2009 9 comments News

Parody and Copyright: In the Government’s Own Words

David Akin has unearthed a revealing memorandum from last spring that states the government's view on the protection of parody and satire under Canadian copyright law as well as highlighting one of the issues raised at the highest levels of the government before the introduction of Bill C-61. On the […]

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August 3, 2009 6 comments News

Debating Parody Protection in Canada

Howard Knopf has a pair of interesting posts (1, 2) on the absence of explicit legal protection for parody under Canadian copyright law in light of a recent case involving Canwest (case here, report on the case here).

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December 13, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

New Zealand Copyright Reforms and Consultation

The Government of New Zealand has introduced legislation to amend the photographer commissioner rule (similar reforms were proposed in C-61).  It has also launched a consultation on establishing a fair dealing exception for parody and satire, two exceptions that remain unaddressed in Canada.

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September 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK Issues Public Consultation on More Flexible Copyright

As the battle over Canada's private copying levy intensifies – London Drugs and the Retail Council Canada are following up on yesterday's Best Buy op-ed by urging customers to write to the government – the United Kingdom has just provided Industry Minister Jim Prentice with a terrific example of how […]

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January 8, 2008 8 comments News