My colleague Jeremy deBeer has been the leading voice questioning whether anti-circumvention legislation – the legal protection for DRM that is often described as "para-copyright" – is constitutional, given that the potential rules arguably involve property rights (which falls under provincial jurisdiction) far more than traditional copyright (a federal matter). […]
Archive for May 24th, 2007
Fresh off unsubstantiated claims that Canada is a piracy haven, the media is now reporting that Canada is also a "pedophile haven." At least two groups are quoted in a CTV article claiming that Canada has lax laws and should require Internet service providers to take stronger action against pedophile […]
Variety reports that Japan's IPR Policy Working Group is proposing a novel change to that country's copyright law with respect to online video. The Group is proposing that Internet distribution of previously broadcast television shows will no longer require permissions from all rights holders. Instead, they need only to ensure […]
The ID Trail team has produced an interesting documentary on various issues associated with the reasonable expectation of privacy featuring a who's who of the privacy world.