Archive for August 10th, 2006

Man Charged For Spoofing Premier’s Email

CBC is reporting that a Newfoundland man has been charged for spoofing Premier Danny Williams email. The government apparently briefly shut down their email system in response to the spoofing.

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August 10, 2006 Comments are Disabled News

Captain Copyright and the Search for Taxpayer Funding

Captain Copyright, the much-criticized Access Copyright initiative, generated some discussion this week with the release of a public letter from the Canadian Library Association.  The CLA letter, which is consistent with its resolutions on Captain Copyright adopted in June, calls on Access Copyright to "withdraw the site until the broader copyright community can assist Access Copyright in implementing an unbiased and balanced presentation of the rights of creators, rights-holders and users."

The letter was copied to Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda, which makes sense given that documents just obtained under the Access to Information Act reveal that Access Copyright has been looking to Canadian Heritage to provide funding for the Captain Copyright campaign.  On May 1, 2006, an internal memo was sent to the Director General of Cultural Industries indicates that Access Copyright was seeking funding for Captain Copyright and recommending that the matter be discussed by senior management.  No word yet on whether the government provided the requested cash. Access Copyright will have to get in line for "copyright education" funding, however.

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August 10, 2006 2 comments News

New Look

If you are reading this via RSS, you may not be aware that the website has undergone some further changes.  In addition to a new banner and new fonts, the site now features headlines from my daily Internet law news service, a blogroll, trackbacks, and better access to the blog […]

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August 10, 2006 6 comments News