Two months after naming their last shadow cabinet, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff today unveiled a revised (and slimmed down) shadow cabinet. The opposition critics in the two areas with the strongest link to technology issues have changed – the new Liberal opposition critic for Industry, Science and Technology is Mark […]
Archive for January 22nd, 2009
The CBC reports that the National Film Board of Canada has launched a new project that makes over 700 films freely available online. The site is part of a $1.3 million digitization project.
Steve Proulx (via Fagstein and Creators' Copyright) points to Quebecor's new agreement for magazine freelancers that not only demands exclusive rights, but retroactive rights to any previously submitted work. It is worth repeating that it is contract, not copyright law, that frequently presents the bigger problem for creators.
Canada's Information Commissioner Robert Marleau has called on the government to follow the U.S. model by making more documents available under Access to Information. Marleau says that there is a clear increase in time extensions and the use of exemptions.