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Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen Slam Canadian DMCA

Two of Canada's leading papers have issued masthead editorials critical of the Canadian DMCA. The Vancouver Sun doesn't pull any punches in its review of Bill C-61:

the amendments are draconian. While Prentice attempted to sell them as a balance between the rights of content creators and consumers, it's clear that consumers – and in many cases, creators – can only lose should the new regime become law.

The editorial concludes:

The fact that the bill relies on the American method is not just a coincidence, either, as it is almost entirely the result of the intense pressure U.S. authorities placed on Ottawa. In contrast, there was precious little public consultation during drafting of the proposed law. Prentice claims that the bill is a "win-win," though it's not entirely clear who will win. What is clear is that if the bill becomes law, all consumers, and many content creators, are destined to lose.

The Ottawa Citizen, meanwhile, laments that "enforcement will be difficult, if not impossible, and it will limit uses of digital material that have nothing to do with piracy."  It concludes that:

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June 19, 2008 6 comments News

Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen Slam Canadian DMCA

Two of Canada's leading papers have issued masthead editorials critical of the Canadian DMCA. The Vancouver Sun doesn't pull any punches in its review of Bill C-61:

the amendments are draconian. While Prentice attempted to sell them as a balance between the rights of content creators and consumers, it's clear that consumers – and in many cases, creators – can only lose should the new regime become law.

The editorial concludes:

The fact that the bill relies on the American method is not just a coincidence, either, as it is almost entirely the result of the intense pressure U.S. authorities placed on Ottawa. In contrast, there was precious little public consultation during drafting of the proposed law. Prentice claims that the bill is a "win-win," though it's not entirely clear who will win. What is clear is that if the bill becomes law, all consumers, and many content creators, are destined to lose.

The Ottawa Citizen, meanwhile, laments that "enforcement will be difficult, if not impossible, and it will limit uses of digital material that have nothing to do with piracy."  It concludes that:

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June 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

Tech Law Column in the Vancouver Sun

I am delighted to report that the Vancouver Sun, the largest paper in Vancouver, has picked up my weekly law and technology column.  The column will run in the business section each Tuesday.

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February 5, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Vancouver Sun Warns Against Unfair Copyright

The Vancouver Sun has an exceptional masthead editorial today on the Canadian copyright reform process.  The paper is clearly concerned with the prospect of a Canadian DMCA and reforms that stifle rather than enable.  The paper notes: The good news is that a revised copyright law is expected to be […]

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January 16, 2008 6 comments News

Vancouver Sun & Nettwerk Offer Free Music Downloads

The Vancouver Sun and Nettwerk Music Group have combined to offer a free album titled Seriously Westcoast, Vol. 1.  The compilation includes two tracks from the Barenaked Ladies, a track from Sarah McLachlan, along with a dozen other artists. The deadline for download is midnight PST tonight (hat tip: Coolfer).

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September 9, 2007 3 comments Must Reads