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The Shattered Mirror, Part One: Fair Dealing Reform Isn’t the Answer for News in the Digital Age

The Public Policy Forum released its much anticipated report on the future of Canadian media yesterday. The Shattered Mirror: News, Democracy and Trust in the Digital Age garnered considerable attention and may influence policy discussions over what – if anything – to do about the struggling media industry. I tweeted some initial responses to the report and plan several posts to examine some of the recommendations more closely.

This post starts with one of the worst (if unsurprising) recommendations: copyright reform. For the better part of two decades, business sectors facing digital challenges invariably think that copyright law offers a solution. It rarely does and definitely does not in the case. In fact, the proposed copyright reform to fair dealing would cause considerable harm to freedom of expression and the practice of news reporting with little likelihood of economic benefit.

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January 27, 2017 8 comments News

Getting Beyond Canada’s Copyright Myths

The Hill Times features a special op-ed I wrote based on my presentation last week at the Public Policy Forum's conference on intellectual property.  Getting Beyond Canada's Copyright Myths (Hill Times version (sub required), homepage version) highlights the same five myths discussed in the presentation (video, audio), namely the importance […]

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May 4, 2008 13 comments Columns

Getting Beyond Canada’s Copyright Myths

Appeared in the Hill Times on May 5, 2008 as Getting Beyond Canada's Copyright Myths Video version at Blip.tv Audio version Last week, James Rajotte, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Industry, told a Public Policy Forum conference on intellectual property that Industry Minister Jim Prentice hopes to introduce […]

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May 4, 2008 3 comments Columns Archive

The Copyright Myths

A presentation at the Public Policy Forum’s conference on intellectual property (listen at University of Ottawa).

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April 29, 2008 Comments are Disabled Audio, Podcasts

Public Policy Forum Disinvites Knopf from IP Symposium

Howard Knopf reveals that the Public Policy Forum, which is hosting a symposium next week on intellectual property in Ottawa (I am on a panel), has disinvited him.  Knopf suggests that the move comes as a result of "strong pressure was brought to bear on PPF" and that "PPF capitulated." 

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April 25, 2008 13 comments Must Reads