The UK Government discusses the lack of transparency in an EU access to information request: "More broadly with respect to ACTA the UK considers that transparency is crucial to ensure the legitimacy of the agreement and to stop the spread of rumours. We believe the lack of transparency is unhelpful […]
Archive for January, 2010
Canwest features an interview with Industry Minister Tony Clement in which he sets out priorities for 2010: modernizing Canadian privacy law and introducing a new copyright bill.
Wallace McLean posts his annual list of authors whose works enter into the public domain in Canada this year. There is additional coverage of public domain day here and here. The issue should resonate particularly strongly this year, given the news that the European Union is demanding that Canada extend […]
Hadopi, the French three-strikes and you're out law, takes effect today. The law establishes a new state agency – the Higher Authority for the Distribution of Works and the Protection of Copyright on the Internet. Update: Several people have written to report that the law has been delayed by the […]