Fair Dealing by Giulia Forsythe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/dRkXwP

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Copyright

The Real Story Behind Canada’s Copyright Plans

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version or free hyperlinked Ottawa Citizen version, homepage version) provides some context for last week s announcement on the government s plans for Canadian copyright reform. The immediate spin from the recording industry was that they were delighted with the push toward copyright reform. While I am sure they are happy that the government is doing something, a closer look at the actual proposals suggest that they did not get much of what they wanted.

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March 28, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

Japenese Study Finds No Negative Impact From P2P

A Keio University economics professor recently released research (Japanese report) that indicates that the use of "Winny", the most popular P2P application in Japan, has no effect on CD sales. In fact, the study found that P2P helps to promote music sales and allows for new music discovery were indicated by the research.

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March 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet

University of Montreal link

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March 23, 2005 Comments are Disabled Conferences

P2P and Private Copying

With the appeal of the BMG v. Doe case scheduled for next month, it is interesting to see developments in Europe this week that also seek to protect individual file sharers who download for personal, non-commercial purposes.

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March 17, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

P2P Goes to the Movies

The Vancouver Sun ran a story over the weekend on the growing popularity of downloading movies on P2P networks. The article notes that movie swapping is still tiny in comparison to music, but that it may grow in the future.

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March 14, 2005 1 comment News