Archive for May, 2007

Collaborative Public Radio Pilot

Jesse Brown, who produced a fabulous program last summer on copyright, brings word that he's working on a new pilot for CBC that is perhaps best described as collaborative public radio.  Search engine radio seeks to bridge the gap between broadcaster and the public with the opportunity to suggest programming, […]

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May 19, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

A Fair(y) Use Tale

A must-see video on copyright and fair use.

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May 19, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

MPAA Trumpets Spiderman 3 Camcording Crackdown

Jon Healey of the LA Times points to a joint release today [pdf] from the MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners trumpeting their success in stopping the camcording of Spiderman 3.  The release notes that the industry stopped 31 camcording attempts worldwide, which it credits with helping lead […]

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May 18, 2007 11 comments News

U.S. Pressure on Canadian IP Grows

Following on comments from U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins, U.S. Senators Feinstein and Cornyn, as well as the USTR's Special 301 Report, the U.S. Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus has joined the chorus of criticism against Canada on intellectual property law.  The Caucus released its annual report yesterday and while not yet […]

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May 18, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Yet More Committee Hearings on Counterfeiting

Two Canadian hearings on counterfeiting in one month is apparently not enough.  The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights last week passed a motion to conduct hearings on counterfeiting and movie camcording.  The Chair of the Committee acknowledged that it would be good to actually see the reports from […]

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May 18, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads