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 […]
Archive for September 11th, 2008
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:
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.
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 […]