The Hill Times features a special op-ed this week (HT version (sub required), homepage version) that I wrote on the recent Statistics Canada and Industry Canada studies on the music industry. With independent data now confirming that the Canadian music industry is enjoying healthy profits and that Internet file sharing […]
Archive for November 12th, 2007
RCMP Says It Doesn’t Target Music Downloaders
Recent comments from the RCMP about their IP enforcement priorities are attracting considerable attention. The head of federal investigations last week acknowledged that infringement for personal use is no longer targeted (if it ever was). Instead, the RCMP prioritizes health and safety issues such as fake medicines or unsafe electrical […]
DRM-Free Music Outsells Protected Songs Four to One
Ars Technica reports on the data from 7 Digital, a UK digital music store.
Courant on Michigan and Google Book Search
Paul Courant, the former University of Michigan provost, provides his perspective on the Google Book Search program. His University was one of the first to sign up with millions of books set to be digitized.
Politics Trumps Policy as Copyright Bill Approaches
Appeared in the Hill Times on November 12, 2007 as Politics Trumps Policy As Copyright Bill Approaches The annual Canadian Music Week celebration in Toronto is still several months away, but last week Ottawa staged its own version of the event. Two federal departments – Statistics Canada and Industry Canada […]