Archive for March 25th, 2010

New Media in Canada: My Appearance Before the Heritage Committee

Earlier today, I appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as its first witness on a new study on Canada and New Media.  I've posted my opening remarks below, but the 90 minute discussion is much more interesting as it covered a wide range of issues from copyright to the iPod levy to networks to the digitization in Canada.  An audio stream is available now and the transcript should come early next week.

Appearance before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
March 25, 2010

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March 25, 2010 7 comments Committees, News

Fair is Fair: Fix Fair Dealing Say Library, Education, Creator, and Consumer Groups

More than 25 library, education, creator, and consumer groups have issued a public letter calling on Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore to adopt a flexible fair dealing approach.  The letter argues for a "such as" approach to fair dealing by making the current list of […]

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March 25, 2010 90 comments News

Hammerstein on ACTA

David Hammerstein, a former Member of the European Parliament, has an interesting post on the behind-the-scenes ACTA activity.

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March 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled News

ACTA’s Anti-Camcording Provision Faces Opposition From Australia, NZ, Switzerland

The leaked comprehensive ACTA draft reveals that a proposed anti-camcording provision has failed to receive significant support.  Proposed by the U.S. and Japan, the provision states: Each Party shall provide for criminal procedures and penalties to be applied [Japan: in accordance with its laws and regulations,] against any person who, […]

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March 25, 2010 1 comment News