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 […]
Archive for June, 2006
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.
The NY Times runs a good article on the debate within the book industry over how to react to Internet distribution.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 5, 2006 as We Are All Journalists Now The blossoming of citizen journalism stands as one of the Internet’s most exciting developments. With millions of bloggers, tens of millions of Internet posters, and hundreds of millions of readers, online news sources have radically […]