Archive for February, 2008

LAC Digitization Strategy Respondents Call For Stronger Copyright Position

Library and Archives Canada has released the public responses to its 2007 Canadian Digital Information Strategy.  The consultation generated a significant number of responses with many submissions urging the LAC to adopt a stronger position on copyright reform.  Key issues include: freeing up orphan works removing restrictive crown copyright provisions […]

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February 28, 2008 20 comments News

Protests Mount over C-10

The protests are beginning to mount over Bill C-10, which includes an overlooked provision that would allow the Canadian Heritage Minister to deny tax credits to films or television show projects deemed offensive.  A Facebook group on the issue has attracted hundreds of members in a matter of hours.

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February 28, 2008 14 comments News


ARL, SPARC, and CARL have joined forces to create CreateChangeCanada, a site devoted to open access issues.

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February 28, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Heritage Committee Report Raises Net Neutrality

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its much anticipated report on CBC and public broadcasting.  While the immediate attention is understandably on the funding-related recommendations, the report features several pages on network neutrality.  The Committee notes that: Network non-neutrality could have significant consequences for CBC/Radio-Canada since it is not […]

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February 28, 2008 2 comments News

Liberals Argue Prentice Should Step Aside on Copyright

The Liberals argued during Question Period today that Industry Minister Jim Prentice should step aside on the copyright file in light of Conservative Party infringement issue.  House Leader Peter Van Loan responded that the issue has been settled.

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February 27, 2008 Comments are Disabled News