The Academicalism Blog has posted "tweet-sized" letters in response to the prospect of a Canadian DMCA and ACTA. A slight variation on the Canadian DMCA would be: @mpjamesmoore: I oppose any IP bill that includes strong digital lock provisions, excludes flexible fair dealing, & ignores public consult.
Archive for May 11th, 2010
ECJ Advocate General Rules Spanish Levy May Violate EU Law
Bloomberg reports that the Advocate General Verica Trstenjak of the European Court of Justice has ruled that Spain's levy on blank CDs and DVDs may violate European law. The ruling is non-binding, but is typically followed by the ECJ.
Brazil Decides Against Notice-and-Takedown
TechDirt points to a post at Eric Goldman's blog that reports that Brazil is working on new reforms that reject the U.S. notice-and-takedown approach for Internet intermediaries.
Business Software Alliance: Canada A World Leader in Reducing Infringement
The Business Software Alliance has issued its annual Global Software Piracy report with some positive words for Canada. Consistent with my column this week on how claims that Canada is a piracy haven is rhetoric over reality, the BSA study notes that Canada had one of the sharpest declines in […]