Archive for September 11th, 2008

Concordia Blocking Access to Facebook

Concordia University has taken the remarkable step of blocking campus access to Facebook for students and faculty connecting via a wired connection (wireless connections can still access the site).  The University claims that it is doing so because of "concerns that the continuing reliability of the Concordia network could be […]

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September 11, 2008 39 comments News

61 Reforms to C-61, Day 59: Statutory Damages Reform – Removes Court Discretion For Reduced Damages

While the new statutory damages provision may create a ceiling of $500 in damages for certain infringements, it also creates a minimum that is higher than the current statute.  The drafting is complex, but the change is as follows:

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September 11, 2008 1 comment News

Conservatives Facing New Copyright Controversy

This time it isn't Bill C-61.  Instead, the Conservatives website faces claims of copyright infringement and demands to take down content.

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September 11, 2008 7 comments News

Australian Senator Speaks Out On Open Access

Australian Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, says what we desperately need heard from his Canadian counterpart: "We are and will remain a net importer of knowledge, so it is in our interest to promote the freest possible flow of information domestically and globally. The arguments […]

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September 11, 2008 7 comments News