Although Bill C-60 isn' t going anywhere given the current Parliamentary situation, digital copyright reform will be back once the dust settles. When it does, the proposed notice and notice system will undoubtedly come under attack, with groups such as CRIA arguing that a DMCA notice-and-takedown system (or even a […]
Archive for November 23rd, 2005
Canadian actors descended on Parliament Hill yesterday to make their case for greater government funding for Canadian television and movie productions. Not the best day to do so, however, since it coincided with the Auditor General' s report on Canadian cultural funding. The report makes for interesting reading as it […]
CBC To Outsource Archives?
Antonia Zerbisias of the Toronto Star reports this morning that the CBC may be in discussions with the BBC to outsource management of the CBC Archives to the UK public broadcaster. As Zerbisias notes: "If it were outsourced, it would mean CBC's library of everything from old news footage to […]
Do-Not-Call List Bill Marches On
The Senate committee examining Bill C-37, the do-not-call legislation, has issued its report. So much for oversight and review – the committee left the bill virtually unchanged with the exception of establishing an option for reduced penalties. The bill is now subject to a Senate vote and goes back to […]