Archive for February, 2007

Flushed Away

The AP is reporting that the FBI arrested a U.S. man for uploading a copy of the flim Flushed Away.  His source – not camcording but rather an Oscar screener copy (yes, someone apparently thought Flushed Away merited an Academy Award). 

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February 23, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

CIPO Reviewing Software Patent Practice

Thanks to a reader for pointing out the the Canadian Intellectual Property Office is currently reviewing several chapters from its Manual of Patent Office Practice .  Chapters subject to review include those covering software patents and biotechnology, matters of interest to the open source and scientific communities. CIPO provides details […]

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February 22, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

The Telus Porn Problem

The Globe and Mail provides an inside perspective on the company came to drop the adult content offering, but more interesting is this post from Mark Wells that offers an alternate perspective – wireless net neutrality.

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February 22, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Puretracks Launches DRM-Free Music

Puretracks, a major Canadian online music seller, has just launched DRM-free music for some of its music titles.  While the major label music remains locked behind Windows-based DRM, Puretracks is offering 50,000 titles in clean MP3 format.  Participating labels include some of Canada's leading indie labels such as Nettwerk and […]

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February 21, 2007 22 comments News

Canadian Copyright Law in Verse

Government policy makers have long talked about simplifying the Copyright Act. I don't think this is what they have in mind, but it is very clever.

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February 21, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads