As the Canadian government introduces copyright legislation this week that will ultimately limit access to information, Peter Suber's spectacular Open Access News notes that this weekend the Canadian Library Association provided an important step in the right direction by endorsing a resolution on open access. The full resolution reads as follows:
Archive for June, 2005
Canadian Culture and Ownership
No one does a better job of separating Canadian culture fact from fiction than the Globe and Mail’s Kate Taylor. Last week I pointed to her column on the state of Canadian television. This week her column is again a must-read. She examines the impact of the Famous Players theatre […]
Copyright Reform Bill Coming Monday
It has taken some time, but it appears that the Canadian government is now ready to introduce its copyright reform bill. The bill, which is being introduced by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, has been placed on the Order Paper for Monday, June 20th.
Who Supports Canadian Artists?
Among the winners and losers of yesterday’s CRTC pay radio decision, there is little doubt that Canadian artists emerged as the big winners. How big? Between the Siruis and XM bids, they’re in line to receive $40 million in funding for various artists programs in Canada over the next seven […]
Satellite Radio with a Canadian Twist
The CRTC released its satellite radio decision earlier today. I'll have more to say about it in next week's column, but the short story is that the Commission has granted licenses to all three proposals but with stronger Canadian content requirements than the two satellite providers had initially offered.