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 […]
Archive for December 15th, 2009
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 […]
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.
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."