Archive for May, 2010

An Unofficial User Guide to the Coming Copyright Bill

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 24, 2010 as An unofficial user’s guide to the coming copyright bill Media reports last week indicated that the government plans to introduce its long-awaited copyright reform bill within the next few days.  The bill is sure to spark widespread debate since all […]

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May 24, 2010 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Seven Copyright Questions for Heritage Minister Moore

Appeared in the Hill Times on May 24, 2010 as My Seven Questions for Heritage Minister Moore on Copyright: Geist With reports that a new copyright bill could be introduced this week, thousands of Canadians have been expressing concern with the government's plans, as there are mounting fears that the […]

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May 24, 2010 1 comment Columns Archive

Anti-Spam and Data Breach Notification Bills Coming Next Week

The government has placed two bills on the notice paper for introduction next week: the Electronic Commerce Protection Act (which is the re-introduction of the anti-spam bill that died with prorogation) and amendements to PIPEDA (which should be a data breach notification requirement bill).

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May 21, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

CBC on Copyright and Digital Locks

The has a good article on the legal and policy issues associated with copyright and technological protection measures.  The anti-circumvention provisions in the forthcoming bill, which could come late next week, will be the source of considerable debate since sources say they will largely mirror those found in Bill […]

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May 21, 2010 4 comments Must Reads

Obama and Calderon Back Quick Conclusion to ACTA Talks

U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón issued a joint statement this week that touched on ACTA, reaffirming "their commitment to the negotiation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and charged their administrations to conclude these negotiations soon."

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May 21, 2010 2 comments Must Reads