I've posted a couple of times this week on the Government's new policy that commits to a House of Commons review of international treaties before introducing implementing or ratifying legislation. This policy mandates that the Conservatives bring the WIPO Internet treaties for review before tabling their copyright bill. The policy, […]
Archive for January, 2008
The list of opponents to Industry Minister Jim Prentice's Canadian DMCA continues to grow. I've already noted that the bill is likely to be opposed by thousands of Canadians, librarians, teachers, universities, musicians, artists, film makers, consumers, digital security companies, major retailers, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and the Canadian […]
I'll be participating on the Squawk Box conference call tomorrow morning to discuss fair copyright in Canada. Update: A podcast version of the call is available here.
"The Conservative government, it seems, just wants the bill tabled, and will deal with the consequences afterward. I wonder if they’re ready to lose a federal election. That’s one hell of a consequence." Read the full article.
My initial posting on the Copyright MPs – the 27 ridings that are home to a university and were closely contested in the 2006 election – attracted a fair amount of attention. I'll be updating the list shortly to include another group of Copyright MPs that hail from ridings with […]