Archive for August, 2005

Access Copyright’s Beneficiaries

The Toronto Star today publishes a letter to the editor from Maureen Cavan, the Executive Director of Access Copyright that responds to Monday' s column on education and copyright.  Not surprisingly, Ms. Cavan disagrees with the column, arguing that In his column, Geist describes Access Copyright as one of two […]

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August 31, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law

I am delighted to announce an exciting book project that will launch in several weeks.  In response to Bill C-60, a large group of Canadian academics have come together to produce to a peer-reviewed book on copyright law in Canada.  Irwin Law will publish the 608-page In the Public Interest: […]

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August 29, 2005 2 comments News

The Coming Battle Over Education and Copyright

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) focuses on the coming battle over copyright and education in Canada in light of the recent premiers' commitment to higher education and the likely summit with the Prime Minister on the issue this fall. I argue that the […]

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August 29, 2005 1 comment Columns

Canadian Education Requires More Than a Bigger Cheque

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 29, 2005 as Education Summit Shouldn’t Be Only About MoneyAppeared in the Ottawa Citizen on September 1, 2005 as Put E-learning, Access, Research First The recent provincial premiers meeting in Banff, Alberta brought welcome news of a commitment to focus greater attention on […]

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August 27, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Satellite Radio Crashes

Reports this morning indicate that the federal government is planning to overturn the CRTC' s satellite radio decision.  Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla, with the frankness that has made her a cabinet liability, is quoted in the Globe as saying that "our mind is pretty much made up, but right […]

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August 27, 2005 7 comments News