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    The Canadian Copyfight 2.0

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    Wednesday July 30, 2008

    Last week, I delivered a talk to the Toronto Fair Copyright for Canada chapter that chronicled the Canadian copyfight and stressed how important it is for Canadians to speak out now on the Canadian DMCA.  Audio and slides of that talk have been posted on Blip.tv and embedded below.  A video version of the talk can be accessed  at MDialog or at Google Video.


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    Murray on the C-61 Lowdown

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    Tuesday July 22, 2008
    Queen's prof Laura Murray's recent talk on the C-61 lowdown has been posted online.
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    Facing Up To Facebook: The Fight For Fair Copyright in Canada

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    Sunday March 09, 2008
    Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering a talk at Osgoode Hall titled Facing Up to Facebook: The Fight for Fair Copyright in Canada.  The abstract of the talk was:

    In December 2007, the Canadian government planned to introduce new copyright legislation that was to have mirrored the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. A Facebook group was formed to advocate against such reforms and for balanced copyright laws. Within weeks, nearly 40,000 Canadians joined the group, with members writing and calling their elected representatives, educating their local communities, and staging public protests. In the face of this opposition, the Canadian government delayed introducing the legislation. The “Canadian copy-fight” attracted considerable attention from the mainstream media, with many wondering how copyright had emerged as a contentious policy issue. This talk will assess the Canadian experience in an effort to answer the oft-asked question – “why copyright?”.

    A video of the talk has been posted online (WMV format).
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    A Copyright Carol

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    Sunday December 30, 2007

    Rudy Jahchan of Galacticast provides a creative take on the fight against the Canadian DMCA.


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