The Captain Copyright debacle continues with Access Copyright seemingly editing the site on the fly as the criticism mounts. I already noted the changes to the linking policy, while Matthew Skala calls attention to the removal of materials that used content from Wikipedia. As part of the continuing adventures of […]
Archive for June 5th, 2006
Quebec has become the latest province to introduce legislation to guard against Patriot Act misuse of Canadian personal information. The legislation reportedly will include mandatory disclosures of security breaches and increased fines for companies that fail to comply with the law.
Alberta Privacy Commissioner Frank Work has joined fellow commissioners Stoddart, Cavoukian, and Loukidelis in writing to Ministers Oda and Bernier regarding their concerns with the privacy implications of copyright reform. While groups such as CRIA have sought to dismiss the privacy concerns, it will be difficult for the government to […]
My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, BBC version, homepage version) examines the implications of the recent California appellate court decision involving Apple Computer and two online news sites. I argue that the implications of the California decision are profound as they may change more than just journalism. The California appeals court was faced with a novel question – are online journalists entitled to the same legal protections as their offline counterparts?
The UK All Party Parliamentary Internet Group has released its report on DRM. Lots of noteworthy recommendations including increased disclosures, warnings of possible criminal actions against those behind Sony rootkit type cases, competition investigations, and broader exemptions to anti-circumvention provisions.