Archive for July, 2005

Telus Obtains Court Order Against Site

Telus has obtained a court order establishing a number of prohibitions against the Voices for Change website, the site it started blocking nearly a week ago.  The order prohibits "the Telecommunications Workers Union(TWU) and its members and anyone else having knowledge of the order from posting for public viewing on […]

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July 29, 2005 5 comments News

CRIA’s Higher Risk Strategy

Of all the reactions to today's SCC decision to skip the appeal of the private copying decision, I thought the Canadian Recording Industry Association's was the most remarkable.  I've obviously commented regularly on its high risk strategy of suing individual file sharers.  I think this is a bad strategy for […]

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July 28, 2005 8 comments News

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Private Copying Case

The Canadian Supreme Court this morning dismissed an application to hear an appeal of last December's Federal Court of Appeal decision involving the private copying levy and its application to MP3 players such as the Apple iPod.  The decision means that the December decision stands, which affirms the legality of […]

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July 28, 2005 2 comments News

More Music Industry Myths Exposed

As many readers will know, I've written a fair amount about the myths associated with file sharing and music sales.  My writing has focused on the growth of DVDs and video games, changes to the retail channel, and the compensation earned through the private copying levy to demonstrate the losses […]

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July 27, 2005 3 comments News

The Telus Blockade and the Law

Much like the recent Harry Potter injunction, the story of Telus blocking access to a website gets worse the more you think about it.  As I noted when the story first broke on Sunday, blocking a million Internet users from a website is not only ineffective, it is dangerous as […]

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July 26, 2005 23 comments News