Post Tagged with: "term extension"

Legislative Summary in Need of Correction

CopyrightWatch points out that the legislative summary for the Library and Archives Act incorrectly says the statute contains a copyright term extension provision.

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July 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Gowers Report

The much-anticipated UK Gowers Report[pdf] on IP is out.  On the copyright front, the report recommends no extension in the term of copyright for sound recordings, no retrospective term extension, a limited private copying right for format shifting with no accompanying levy, an expansion of fair dealing, private copying for […]

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December 6, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

UK To Reject Copyright Term Extension For Songs

So reports the BBC.

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November 26, 2006 2 comments Must Reads

UK Group Calls for Personal Copying Right

As EMI's President states that CDs are dead, the UK's The Institute for Public Policy Research is arguing that consumers' rights should be improved with a "new private right to copy." It is also calling on the government to reject demands for the music copyright term to be extended beyond […]

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October 30, 2006 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canada’s Upcoming Copyright Clash

The Literary Review of Canada's June issue is about to hit the newsstands and it includes The Upcoming Copyright Clash, an essay I wrote on copyright reform in Canada.

The essay brings together several themes that I've written about in the past including the value of the Canadian public domain and the danger associated with potential copyright term extension. It argues for a positive vision of copyright reform incluing the creation of a national digital library and greater usage rights for content created by the CBC, Canada's public broadcaster.

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May 25, 2005 1 comment Columns