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The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 40: “Copyright Term Extension is a Tax on Consumers” – Paul Heald on What Extending Copyright Term Could Mean for Canada

Copyright term extension has emerged as a major policy issue in Canada in recent months. Canada’s general copyright term is life of the author plus 50 years and successive governments have rejected lobbying pressure to extend by an additional 20 years. That changed with the new NAFTA, which includes a life plus 70 years requirement. Canada negotiated a 30 month transition period with no need to extend the copyright term during that time. The Canadian copyright review recommended that any extension include a registration requirement for the extra 20 years.

Paul Heald is a law professor at the University of Illinois, where he has led the world in conducting extensive empirical analysis on the effects of copyright term extension and the value of the public domain. His work has used some creative methods examining data on sites such as Amazon and Wikipedia to learn more about the effects of term extension. He joined me on the podcast to discuss his findings and new work he has been doing on the data in Canada.

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February 24, 2020 3 comments Podcasts

U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and Social Media

Brendan Hodgson has an interesting post on the rapid online response to the recent US Airways crash, including a short video that shows the remarkable creation of a Wikipedia entry.

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January 22, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

Canadian Government To Create Internal Wikipedia

The Government has announced plans to create an internal wikipedia, called GCpedia, that will allow federal employees to post, comment, and edit articles.

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October 30, 2008 4 comments Must Reads

Canadian Public Domain Registry Seeks Library Beta-Testers

The Canadian Public Domain Registry, a joint project of Access Copyright, Creative Commons Canada, Creative Commons, and the Wikimedia Foundation, is seeking beta testers from the Canadian library community.

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October 27, 2008 1 comment Must Reads

The WikiMinister

The Edmonton Journal with a new moniker for Industry Minister Jim Prentice.

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June 9, 2008 1 comment Must Reads