Lawyers for Richard Warman, Canada's leading online hate fighter, have filed an application with the CRTC requesting that it issue an order enabling carrier ISPs to block two foreign hate sites that have issued death threats against Mr. Warman. One of the sites – a blog hosted on blogspot – […]
Archive for August 23rd, 2006
Rob points out that a Canadian soldier in Afghanistan has been ordered to stop blogging.
Cory brings attention to a new Swedish documentary titled Steal This Film!. The documentary is well worth downloading since it provides a powerful illustration of the pressure that the U.S. exerts on other countries on copyright policy. Further, the film demonstrates that Sweden's political parties have begun to recognize that […]
For many consumers, these DRM products are simply not fit for purpose – they often won't play on your DVD player, on your iPod, or permit usage that most would expect is permissible. Moreover, consumers frequently can't obtain a refund for their purchases as many retailers won't accept returns on opened CDs and DVDs and digital download services do not offer refunds to disgruntled downloaders.
The federal government might argue that this is provincial problem, since consumer protection issues typically fall under provincial jurisdiction. The reality, however, is that the federal government can and should play its part to address the issue.
As Access Copyright reworks its Captain Copyright campaign, a reader notes that an ideal role model already exists. The Learning Commons in South Africa offers Copyright, Copyleft, and Everything in Between. The program, aimed at Grade 9 students, provides precisely the kind of balance that Access Copyright will have to […]