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Copyright

The Harry Potter Injunction

Having spent much of the day discussing the Harry Potter case, I find myself becoming increasingly troubled by the scope of the injunction issued by the B.C. Supreme Court.  The injunction represents more than just a remarkable misuse of copyright law.  Quite simply, it is an attack on freedom.  The […]

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July 12, 2005 13 comments News

More on Harry Potter

The Harry Potter court order has generated global attention, leading to several misconceptions.  First, the books were not stolen or otherwise unlawful copies. Rather, the distributor apparently neglected to include an "embargo" label instructing the store (a grocery store in Coquitlam, BC) to only begin selling on Saturday. The store […]

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July 12, 2005 1 comment News

Court Orders Harry Potter Purchasers to Return Book

A British Columbia court has ordered purchasers of the new Harry Potter book to return it immediately and forbid anyone from discussing any elements contained in the book itself.  The latest instalment of Harry Potter apparently goes on sale on Saturday but at least one BC bookseller began selling it […]

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July 11, 2005 17 comments News

The Price of Canadian Heritage

Last week I received a deeply troubling email from the Frontier School Division, which serves thirty-five communities and forty-one schools in remote/northern Manitoba.  The school division wrote to the National Gallery of Canada last October requesting a copy of a photograph taken in 1850 of a then-young artist named Paul […]

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July 10, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

The Public Good Pays the Price

While some people may be taking a breather with the arrival of summer, commentary on Bill C-60 continues to trickle in.  The latest comes from Brian Bowman, a lawyer in Winnipeg who writes a regular column for the Winnipeg Free Press.  The paper features Copyright Changes Both Right and Wrong […]

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July 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News