Archive for February, 2009

Copyright Culture and Documentary Films Panel

The University of Ottawa is delighted to host a panel discussion on copyright culture and documentary films.  Details at

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February 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled News

IIPA Targets Canada Again Over IP Rules

The IIPA, a lobby group for several Hollywood organizations, is back again with another blistering attack on dozens of countries around the world over their IP rules.  Not surprisingly, IIPA would have you believe that Canada is one of the world's worst pirate countries, calling on the USTR to elevate […]

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February 16, 2009 9 comments News

Blurry Outlook for Canadian Digital TV Transition

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 16, 2009 as Details of Transition to Digital TV a Little Blurry Starting this week, hundreds of U.S. television stations plan to shut down their analog broadcasts as they complete the transition to digital over-the-air broadcasts.  While the U.S. had planned for a […]

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February 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

CRTC Considers Big Changes to Broadcast Rules, Telecom Privacy

The CRTC today released two consultation notices that could result in big changes to Canadian broadcasting and telecom privacy.  The broadcasting consultation proposes a major change to spending on Canadian English television productions, which has been flat compared to regular increases for spending on U.S. programming.  The CRTC puts forward […]

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February 13, 2009 4 comments News

Apple Claims Unlocking iPhone Violates the DMCA

Apple has filed a response to the U.S. Copyright Office's review of the DMCA exceptions that argues that unlocking the iPhone infringes copyright and violates the DMCA.  The applicability of anti-circumvention legislation to cellphone unlocking was a major issue under Bill C-61.

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February 13, 2009 9 comments News