Archive for January 21st, 2010



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January 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled General

Submissions on Canada-EU Trade Deal: Canadian Publishers’ Council Seek Term Extension, Database Rt

Concluding the review of submissions to DFAIT regarding the Canada-EU Trade Agreement, the submission of the Canadian Publishers' Council is important because it highlights the hopes of those lobbying for extensive new copyright reforms.  The submission makes clear that those groups hope that CETA could force Canada into reforms such […]

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January 21, 2010 26 comments News

UK MPs Frozen Out of ACTA

The Register reports on how UK MPs have been denied access to information about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.  The ACTA talks resume next week in Mexico.

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January 21, 2010 4 comments News

Verizon Reportedly Terminating Subscriber Access Following Repeat Infringement Claims

CNET reports that U.S. ISP Verizon has begun terminating service for some subscribers alleged to have repeatedly infringed copyright.  While this is not quite three strikes and you're out – a subscriber can always go to another ISP – the lack of due process is very disturbing. Update: Comment notes […]

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January 21, 2010 2 comments News

UK Government Launches Open Data Initiative

The UK today launches, an open data initiative modeled after the U.S. site.

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January 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled News