Archive for June, 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.

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June 24, 2005 1 comment 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

A Better Take on Dot-Ca Disputes

Last week I published my take on the sudden interest in dot-ca domain name disputes in the Canadian House of Commons arising from the Defend Marriage Coalition’s registration of domains bearing the names of several MPs.

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June 23, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Reactions to Bill C-60

With the dust starting to settle from the introduction of Bill C-60, many of the industry groups have released their official positions.

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June 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled 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