Archive for September 25th, 2008

Atwood on Creativity

Margaret Atwood comments on the Harper culture cuts with language strikingly similar to that employed by user groups arguing for fair copyright: Human beings are creative by nature. For millenniums we have been putting our creativity into our cultures – cultures with unique languages, architecture, religious ceremonies, dances, music, furnishings, […]

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September 25, 2008 1 comment News

VANOC Seeks to Trademark Part of O’Canada

When the Canadian government introduced overbroad and unnecessary legislation to protect Olympic marks, the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee claimed that the legislation was necessary to guard against ambush marketing.  Fresh off that legislative win, VANOC is now going for more gold.  The Globe and Mail reports that it has applied […]

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September 25, 2008 4 comments News

Conservatives Promise Anti-Spam Legislation

After sitting on the issue for two and a half years in government, the Conservatives today promised to introduce anti-spam legislation along the lines of that recommended by the National Anti-Spam Task Force in 2004.  As a member of that task force, this is welcome news, though it is difficult […]

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September 25, 2008 2 comments News