Archive for January 21st, 2010
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 […]
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.
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 […]
UK Government Launches Open Data Initiative
The UK today launches data.gov.uk, an open data initiative modeled after the U.S. data.gov site.