Last week Canada’s long awaited digital copyright reform bill, Bill C-60, was unveiled. The government kept its promises – the recording industry and Canada’s Internet service providers emerged as the big winners with each securing a lengthy list of new rights, power, and protections.
Archive for June 24th, 2005
Music Industry Puts Canada on Special Focus List
Having been criticized by the United States Trade Representative for our copyright policies, Canada is now two for two. The International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI), the global music industry association, has placed Canada on a special focus list.
Ontario Privacy Commissioner Calls For Privacy Breach Reporting Law
Congratulations to Ontario Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian for being the first Canadian privacy commissioner to speak out for what should be self-evident: Canada needs a law that requires organizations to report privacy or security breaches to their customers.
P2P and Privacy
In recent weeks, the Canadian Recording Industry Association has made several public statements about peer-to-peer file sharing and privacy. In letters to the editor criticizing the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), both Graham Henderson and Richard Pfohl have declared that P2P services constitute "the number one threat to privacy on the Internet."
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.