Archive for December 15th, 2009

New Zealand Releases Revamped Three Strikes Proposal

The New Zealand government has released a revamped three strikes proposal that incorporates full court hearings and the possibility of financial penalties.  A prior proposal, which would have resulted in subscriber access being terminated without court oversight, was dropped earlier this year following public protest.  The new proposal is essentially […]

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December 15, 2009 5 comments News

U.S. at WIPO: Committed To Better Copyright Exceptions

The U.S. delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization has just delivered a noteworthy statement on its commitment to addressing copyright exceptions for persons with print disabilities.  The statement includes: the United States believes that the time has come for WIPO Members to work toward some form of international consensus […]

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December 15, 2009 3 comments News

France To Spend $1.1 Billion Digitizing Its Works

The French government has committed $1.1 billion toward the digitization of French literary works.  I wrote about the promise of Canada doing the same in 2005, for a fraction of that cost.

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December 15, 2009 3 comments Must Reads

CEP Says It Plans To Appeal Globalive Decision

The Communications Energy and Paperworkers’ Union, Canada's largest telecom union, says its plans to challenge the Globalive decision in federal court, arguing the "decision is illegal."

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December 15, 2009 6 comments Must Reads

Content For The People, By The People

Andrew Potter has a terrific piece in the Ottawa Citizen on Culture 2.0 and the move toward Democracy 2.0.

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December 15, 2009 1 comment Must Reads