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Copyright

Ottawa Citizen on Bill C-60

The first major newspaper masthead editorial on Bill C-60 is out and it is a good one (letters to the editor can be sent from here). The lead editorial in today's Ottawa Citizen, which is titled "Copyrights and Wrongs", leaves little room for doubt about its perspective.

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June 24, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Coldplay and Copyright

I spent nearly three hours this morning doing a CBC syndication wheel. For those that are not familiar with this, you sit in a room and CBC radio stations from across the country take turns calling you for six minute interviews all of which feature the same opening but often veer off in different directions.

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June 23, 2005 1 comment News

The Perfect Photo-Op

Canadian media coverage of the introduction of Bill C-60 is relatively light this morning, likely reflecting the late afternoon introduction of the bill and the difficulty of obtaining something other than the government's press release on the matter.

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June 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Bill C-60 User Guide: The ISPs and Search Engines

Bill C-60 makes for a challenging read since it adds, replaces, or amends existing Copyright Act provisions. There will no doubt be much discussion and debate around the bill in the coming months, but I thought it might be useful to provide a short users guide on the key provisions categorized by issue.

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June 21, 2005 2 comments News

Bill C-60 User Guide: Peer-to-Peer File Sharing

I was not planning to deal specifically with file sharing since there is no "file sharing" provision in the bill. Since the issue continues to dominate discussion, however, (in no small part because the government itself has emphasized the issue) it may be useful to highlight the provisions that appear relevant to the question of file sharing.

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June 21, 2005 Comments are Disabled News