Archive for December 22nd, 2005

That’s What Friends Are For

In May 2004, the Canadian Heritage Standing Committee released what is now widely described as the "Bulte Report", a remarkably one-sided report on the future of Canadian copyright.  The report addressed WIPO, ISP, and education issues, siding in every instance with the views of rights holders such as the Canadian […]

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December 22, 2005 6 comments News

France Considers Extending The Reach of Private Copying

Bloomberg is reporting that late last night the French Parliament voted to extend the reach of private copying by expressly providing that "authors cannot forbid the reproduction of works that are made on any format from an online communications service when they are intended to be used privately'' and not […]

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December 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

A Global Perspective on a Two-Tier Internet

My column this week on a two-tiered Internet attracted considerable attention (even bringing my website to a crawl at one point), though several people noted privately that it focused primarily on the situation in Canada and the U.S.  I’ve tried to remedy that with a piece for the BBC that […]

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December 22, 2005 1 comment News