Archive for February, 2010

LawBuzz Libel Shutdown Sparks Messy Litigation

Lawbuzz, a Canadian online chat site devoted to the legal profession, has shut down following a libel lawsuit.  The Law Times reports that an Ontario lawyer is speaking out against the site for failing to protect the identity of confidential posters.

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February 2, 2010 3 comments News

More Voices From Europe Raising Concerns About ACTA

ACTA continues to generate concern in Europe.  EuroISPA, the world's largest ISP association has spoken out against the secret copyright agreement, while two more members of the European Parliament have raised questions.  Britta Thomsen, a Social Democrat MEP from Denmark, and Alexander Alvaro, a Free Democratic Party MEP from Germany, […]

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February 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

CBC Responds to iCopyright Criticism has responded to mounting online criticism about its use of iCopyright.  TVO's Jesse Brown then responds to the response.

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February 2, 2010 2 comments News and iCopyright

There is lots of coverage of the's use of the iCopyright system.  I reference it in this week's column as an example of what a publicly funded institution should not be doing.  The most comprehensive coverage comes from Cameron McMaster at the Canadian Media Policy Portal here and here.

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February 1, 2010 5 comments News

NFB Unreels Online Smash Hits

In recent years, Canadians have become increasingly accustomed to hearing about Internet success stories elsewhere with fewer examples of homegrown initiatives. However, as my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) discusses, an unlikely Canadian online video success has emerged recently that has not received its due – the National Film Board of Canada’s Screening Room

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February 1, 2010 7 comments Columns