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

Copyright

Bill C-60 and Search Engines

Concern is mounting over the potential impact of Bill C-60 on Internet search engines.  Soon after the bill was introduced, I raised concerns that the search engine provisions effectively create a notice and takedown system for search engines that could result in the removal of content from the search engine […]

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July 19, 2005 1 comment News

Harry Potter and the Right to Read

My latest Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available hyperlinked version) brings together two Canadian copyright stories from last week that demonstrate the damage that can occur when copyright law goes awry.  The first is well known: the very disturbing Harry Potter court order which barred Canadians from reading […]

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July 17, 2005 8 comments Columns

Unlawful Reading

Of all the responses to the Harry Potter injunction, I think the most disappointing came from the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association.  It surprisingly characterized the injunction as a “very, very small issue” and suggested that “civil libertarians were not tied up in knots about it.” It should be noted […]

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July 16, 2005 5 comments News

Canadian Ministers Respond to Copyright and Education Concerns

Industry Minister David Emerson and Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla have taken the unusual step of posting an op-ed on the Canadian Heritage website to respond to mounting concerns that Bill C-60 will hamper the use of the Internet for educational and research purposes.  The Ministers argue that the bill […]

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July 16, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Potter Injunction – It Could Have Been Worse

While I thought I was done with the Harry Potter story, this afternoon a blog reader forwarded a copy of the actual Potter Order.  The terms are the same as those posted on the Internet by Raincoast Books.  However, the original is quite revealing since it also includes several provisions […]

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July 13, 2005 1 comment News