Archive for June 4th, 2010

Moore’s Strong Rejection of Three Strikes Model for Canada

It did not attract much media attention other than a few tweets, but perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of the Ministerial news conference on Wednesday launching Bill C-32 was the comments from Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore on the possibility on bringing a three-strikes and you're out (or "graduated response") […]

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June 4, 2010 36 comments News

Liberals Say Digital Locks Top Issue as Moore Open To Changes

The Wire Report reports that Liberal MP Marc Garneau believes that C-32's digital lock provisions is the most significant issue raised by bill.  Garneau says "the question of how to proceed on legal protection for digital rights management remains the most significant one. The provision has to balance the interests […]

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June 4, 2010 7 comments News

Comparing The Two Copyright Bills: C-32 vs. C-61

Thanks to the hard work of my research assistant Keith Rose, posted below is comparison chart of the two Conservative copyright bills – this week's C-32 vs. the 2008 C-61 bill.  An annotated version can be accessed here.  A straight comparison is available here and embedded below. 

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June 4, 2010 9 comments News

Support for C-32 Digital Lock Changes Mounts

The reactions to C-32 rolled in yesterday with many groups supporting much of the balance struck by the bill but expressing concern with the digital lock provisions.  That perspective was consistent across the spectrum – businesses, education groups, librarians, and some creator groups all said virtually the same thing: Business […]

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June 4, 2010 29 comments News